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News Releases - May 2013

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.

NIH funds studies to improve type 2 and prediabetes treatment

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 June 5, 2013

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