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News Releases - May 2013

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NIH scientists discover molecule triggers sensation of itch

May 23, 2013 — A small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.

Taming suspect gene reverses schizophrenia-like abnormalities in mice

May 22, 2013 — NIH-funded study raises hope for recovery of some adult patients, despite early damage.

NIH researchers conduct first genomic survey of human skin fungal diversity

May 22, 2013 — Location on the body surface determines fungal composition with the greatest diversity on feet.

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NIH funds studies to improve type 2 and prediabetes treatment

May 22, 2013 — Trials for adults and youth compare treatments in newly diagnosed people.

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NINR welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

May 21, 2013 — The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) announced the appointment of five new members to the institute's principal advisory board.

A molecular explanation for age-related fertility decline in women

May 21, 2013 — NIH-funded scientists find DNA repair systems, including BRCA1, become less efficient.

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Results of the ROTAVAC Rotavirus Vaccine Study in India

May 14, 2013 — Highly contagious rotaviruses are the leading cause of severe diarrheal illnesses among infants and young children in both developed and resource-limited countries.

Flu in pregnancy may quadruple child’s risk for bipolar disorder

May 13, 2013 — Pregnant mothers’ exposure to the flu was associated with a nearly fourfold increased risk that their child would develop bipolar disorder in adulthood.

NIH statement on Asthma Awareness Month

May 8, 2013 — The NIH stands with the international community to renew our dedication to improving the quality of life for the estimated 300 million people living with asthma worldwide.

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Women’s, Men’s brains respond differently to hungry infant’s cries

May 6, 2013 — Women’s brains appear to be hard-wired to respond to the cries of a hungry infant.

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New NIH Council of Councils members named

May 6, 2013 — The National Institutes of Health today announced the appointment of 10 individuals to the NIH Council of Councils.

Type 1 diabetes network expands reach with online sign-up, nationwide testing

May 6, 2013 — People with a family history of type 1 diabetes can now conveniently participate in free screening to help find ways to delay or prevent the disease.

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NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease

May 5, 2013 — Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration.

NIH study uses Botox to find new wrinkle in brain communication

May 2, 2013 — Researchers used the popular anti-wrinkle agent Botox to discover a new and important role for a group of molecules that nerve cells use to quickly send messages.

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Brain patterns may help predict relapse risk for alcoholism

May 1, 2013 — Distinct patterns of brain activity are linked to greater rates of relapse among alcohol dependent patients in early recovery, a study has found.

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Study establishes basis for genomic classification of endometrial cancers

May 1, 2013 — Certain molecular characteristics could complement current pathology methods and help distinguish between principal types of endometrial tumors.

NIH encourages Americans to make vision a priority during Healthy Vision Month

May 1, 2013 — The National Eye Institute calls on Americans to take the necessary steps to protect vision, prevent vision loss, and make the most of the vision they may have remaining.

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NIH awards $40 million in grants to reduce stroke disparities in the U.S.

May 1, 2013 — Four research centers will develop high-impact culturally tailored interventions aimed at lowering stroke risk among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

This page last reviewed on November 3, 2014

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