Tag: National Institutes of Health

Cancer Center Fires Researchers For Allegations Of Stealing Research For China

Three scientists working at MD Anderson Cancer Center were dismissed due to allegations of stealing data for the Chinese government. However, the Chinese-American community claimed the move amounted to racial profiling.

Feature | Health April 21, 2019

NIH Seeks 1 Million Volunteers For Nationwide Research Program

The National Institute of Health launched a nationwide campaign looking for volunteers. They are hoping to gather 1,000,000 participants to help them conduct research using precision medicine to prevent and treat diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

Cows Could Be Key To Effective HIV/AIDS Vaccine

An NIH-supported study showed cows have a fast and effective immune response to HIV immunogens. Antibodies, which HIV-infected humans take two years to develop, can be generated by cows in just 35 to 50 days.

Medicine July 22, 2017

HHS Issues New Rules To Make Clinical Trial Results More Accessible

Starting January 2017, companies and universities will be required to make their NIH-funded research more accessible to the public — risking heavy monetary penalties if they fail to comply.

Medicine September 17, 2016

More American Adults Using Marijuana Than Ever: Study

An increasing number of adults in the United States are using marijuana over the past few years, a new study says. This trend coincides with a decrease in people's perception of how harmful the drug could be to their health.

Public Health September 1, 2016

Scientists Identify Existing Drugs That Can Kill Zika

Researchers have identified three existing drug compounds that can target the Zika virus. These drugs were shown to be able to prevent the infection from replicating itself and killing brain cells during lab tests.

Public Health August 30, 2016

NIH To Consider Human-Animal Hybrids: Is It Ethical?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proposed to lift the funding moratorium on human-animal hybrid studies. New policies will place new and stricter limits on these types of research.

August 7, 2016

Health Researchers Begin Clinical Trials For Experimental Zika Vaccine

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have launched an early-stage clinical trial for an experimental Zika virus vaccine. The testing will be conducted in different NIH sites in the United States.

Public Health August 4, 2016

Scientists Want To Create Part-Human Part-Animal Chimeras To Find Cure For Diseases

A new study by the University of California, Davis explores the potential of developing human-animal chimeras to benefit disease research. Bioethicists, however, say such experiments could end up damaging people's sense of humanity.

Biotech May 23, 2016

NIH To Retire Last Batch Of Medical Research Chimps

NIH announced that it will retire its last batch of chimps for medical research. The decision garnered mixed reactions from animal welfare and research advocate groups.

Life November 20, 2015

Highly Refined Carbs Can Up Depression Risk Says Study

Consuming foods rich in refined carbohydrates may lead women going through their post-menopausal period to be at higher risk of developing new-onset depression, according to a recent study conducted by the Columbia University Medical Center.

Life August 6, 2015

Inhalable Vaccine Could Stop Further Ebola Outbreaks From Happening

A new aerosol vaccine against Ebola has been developed by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the National Institutes of Health. The inhalable treatment can help immune cells in the respiratory system of infected patients.

Life July 14, 2015

NIH implements new policies to address gender bias in biomedical research

The National Institutes of Health has just announced new policies that aim to end gender bias in biomedical research. Scientists have historically preferred male lab subjects, resulting in a lack of knowledge of female biology.

Life September 23, 2014

Man with upside-down head defies medical theories, conquers challenges

It’s too early to define any human being by his disability alone, as proven by this man born with head upside down. Suffering from congenital arthrogryposis disease, he proved that anything is possible.

Life September 3, 2014

Researchers create molecular map of eye to help detect loss of vision

A research breakthrough can now help medical experts identify which protein contributes to the development of eye diseases in people, thanks to a new eye map. Here’s how they did it.

Life August 5, 2014

Six new genetic risk factors identified for Parkinson’s

A study from NIH's National Institute on Aging has identified over two dozen genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease including half a dozen new factors. Scientists used the NeuroX chip to compare genetic variants between healthy controls and Parkinson's patients to confirm the risk factors identified in the study.

Internet Culture July 28, 2014

Nothing casual about it: Recreational marijuana use harmful to user brain, study claims

A study of casual marijuana use claims changes in the brain structure among recreational smokers. So why are some medical researchers claiming the study was flawed, and who paid for the report?

Life April 18, 2014

Are clinical researchers neglecting women? Probably

Even when diseases primarily affect women, they are ignored in studies. Here's why that might happen.

Life March 6, 2014

Chemotherapy plus radiation may give brain tumor patients better chance of survival

Results of a clinical trial suggests that patients with low-grade glioma, a form of brain tumor, can live longer if they receive chemotherapy and follow it up with radiation.

Life February 9, 2014

Want $3000? Catch the flu

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for volunteers for its study on flu. Volunteers will have their nostrils sprayed with a solution containing the flu virus.

Life February 1, 2014

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