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News Releases - May 2014

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Federal pain research database launched

May 27, 2014 — Multi-agency effort combines pain research information in easy-to-use database.

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Structured physical activity program can help maintain mobility in vulnerable older people

May 27, 2014 — NIH-supported study is first to demonstrate exercise as disability prevention strategy.

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NIH Pain Consortium’s first pain care curriculum improves clinical skills

May 21, 2014 — Interactive module improves medical student care for elderly back pain patient “Edna”.

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

May 20, 2014 — The council provides recommendations on the direction and support of the research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice.

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NIH study links high cholesterol levels to lower fertility

May 20, 2014 — Couples with highest cholesterol took longest to achieve pregnancy.

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NIH researchers discover key factor in early auditory system development

May 20, 2014 — Finding offers insight into how sensory cells find their position.

Marijuana Facts for Teens

NIDA offers tools for talking to teens about marijuana

May 20, 2014 — Guides target both teens and parents with up-to-date science-based facts on marijuana.

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2014 Avant-Garde Awards focus on strengthening the immune system

May 19, 2014 — NIH’s HIV/AIDS research awards offer hope in battling HIV infection and improving long-term outcomes in HIV-infected drug users.

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Common treatment for patients with chronic, progressive lung disease found to be ineffective

May 18, 2014 — Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis affects about 200,000 people in the United States.

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Study of third hand nicotine from e-cigarette exposure wins top NIH Addiction Science Award

May 16, 2014 — Other honors awarded to project using theoretical model of GABA(A) receptor to screen potential medications; study exploring cognitive control in multitaskers.

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NCCAM invites public comments on proposed center name change

May 16, 2014 — The open comment period is from May 16-June 6, 2014.

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Single episode of binge drinking linked to gut leakage and immune system effects

May 14, 2014 — Researchers found that an alcohol binge resulted in a rapid increase in endotoxin levels in the blood.

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NCATS Advisory Council Working Group to release findings about IOM’s report on CTSA Program

May 14, 2014 — Co-chairs of the working group will be available to discuss conclusions.

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Clark Atlanta University awarded $7.4M NIH grant for cancer research

May 13, 2014 — The five-year grant was awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

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Asthma Awareness Month 2014: NIH continues its commitment to asthma research

May 13, 2014 — Roughly 8 percent of adults and more than 9 percent of children in the United States have asthma.

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Longevity gene may boost brain power

May 9, 2014 — NIH-funded researchers discover the gene may enhance cognitive abilities.

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NIH study demonstrates that a new cancer immunotherapy method could be effective against a wide range of cancers

May 8, 2014 — Human immune system could attack cancers that begin in epithelial cells.

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Health and financial analysis reinforces NIH’s decision to fund Women’s Health Initiative

May 5, 2014 — In-depth analysis finds economic return from clinical trial investment.

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Drug pair cuts children’s urinary infections up to 80 percent

May 4, 2014 — NIH study yields first clinical evidence validating common practice.

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Steroids after surgery do not help infants with rare liver disease

May 3, 2014 — In biliary atresia, inflammation leads to blockage of the large bile ducts.

This page last reviewed on October 31, 2014

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