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News Releases - November 2013

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Two copies of mutant gene may trigger rare adrenal disorder

November 27, 2013 — Mutation found by NIH, French team may allow for early identification of patients

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NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2013 — December 1, 2013

November 27, 2013 — Extraordinary scientific progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS

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Gene-silencing study finds new targets for Parkinson's disease

November 24, 2013 — NIH study sheds light on treatment of related disorders.

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NIH mouse study finds gut microorganisms may determine cancer treatment outcome

November 21, 2013 — An unhealthy gut microbiome may limit treatment effectiveness.

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Researchers identify genomic variant associated with sun sensitivity, freckles

November 21, 2013 — NIH-funded work finds genetic switch for pigmentation trait in non-coding, regulatory region of newly associated gene.

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Growth more stunted in lower-income youth with kidney disease

November 21, 2013 — NIH-funded study suggests increasing treatment adherence may help.

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Researchers suggest China consider national flu vaccination plan with staggered timing

November 19, 2013 — According to the first comprehensive study of the country's flu patterns.

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Genetic data does not improve anticoagulation control with warfarin

November 19, 2013 — NIH-funded study shows genotyping adds no benefit when added to a clinically-guided dosing formula.

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Chelation therapy reduces cardiovascular events for older patients with diabetes

November 19, 2013 — NIH-funded study shows genotyping adds no benefit when added to a clinically-guided dosing formula.

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Renal artery stents lead to similar outcome versus medication-only

November 18, 2013 — NIH-funded work finds stent procedure does not help patients with high blood pressure, narrowed renal artery.

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Valve repair or replacement offers similar outcomes for severe heart valve disease

November 18, 2013 — NIH clinical study provides first rigorous comparison of these two surgical options for leaky mitral valves.

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NIH survey identifies barriers to effective patient-provider dialogue about COPD

November 15, 2013 — Lack of communication between patients and doctors about COPD remains a major issue.

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NIH-funded study finds donor age not a factor in most corneal transplants

November 15, 2013 —10-year success rates remained steady at 75 percent for corneal transplants from donors 34-71 years old.

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NIH statement: Family support key to diabetes prevention, management

November 14, 2013 — Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for World Diabetes Day.

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First director named for NHGRI’s new Division of Genomics and Society

November 14, 2013 — Lawrence Brody, Ph.D. selected to lead new division that includes ELSI research program.

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NIH announces new co-chairs of Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines

November 14, 2013 — The panel is charged with regularly updating HIV treatment guidelines based on advances in HIV therapy.

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NIH study finds low-intensity therapy for Burkitt lymphoma is highly effective

November 13, 2013 — Burkitt lymphoma is the most aggressive type of lymphoma.

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NIH: Gene hastens kidney disease progression in African-Americans

November 9, 2013 — People with the high-risk gene also tend to lose kidney function at twice the rate of those without the gene.

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Dr. Wilson Compton named Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

November 8, 2013 — A nationally known expert on the causes and prevention of drug abuse.

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NIH launches trial of investigational genital herpes vaccine

November 8, 2013 — Treatment designed to prevent one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States.

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Earliest marker for autism found in young infants

November 6, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds attention to others’ eyes declines in 2 to 6-month-old infants later diagnosed with autism.

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NIH-funded study finds that gabapentin may treat alcohol dependence

November 4, 2013 — Promising results from a randomized, controlled clinical trial of the medication.

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Study shows adults had significant weight loss three years after bariatric surgery

November 4, 2013 — Second study in teens shows few complications in first 30 days after surgery.

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This National Diabetes Month, remember to keep an eye on your eyes

November 1, 2013 — This National Diabetes Month, remember to keep an eye on your eyes.

This page last reviewed on November 3, 2014

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