A clinical trial in the United States found that the experimental drug ibudilast can slow down brain atrophy in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. The treatment went into Phase 2 testing and succeeded in a study sponsored by the NIH.
Medicine September 1, 2018
The National Institutes of Health have shut down a controversial study that was going to tout the benefits of moderate drinking. Funding of the study was going to come from companies in the alcoholic beverage industry.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018
A national survey found that teens like pot and vaping, but alcohol, cigarette, and drug use is otherwise low compared to other years. Opioid misuse has also hit historic lows among teens.
Public Health December 15, 2017
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
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed his displeasure toward the proposed medical spending cuts by the Trump administration. According to Biden, the budget cut would undermine future prospects of clinical studies and search for medical treatments.
Public Health April 4, 2017
The phase 2 trials of an experimental Zika vaccine have started. The first volunteer received the DNA-based experimental vaccine in Houston, at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Medicine April 1, 2017
The NIH Budget cut proposal is expected to majorly affect scientists and students at the institute. NIH funding has been reduced by $5.8 million, which is a 20 percent reduction, according to the budget document.
Public Health March 20, 2017
Injectable cabotegravir is being tested by the NIH in an effort to develop other HIV prevention options. Currently, the oral tablet Truvada is the only HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis approved for use.
Public Health December 29, 2016
A study by the National Institutes of Health found a 'two-way link' between depression and diabetes among pregnant women. It said depression in the early stages of pregnancy could escalate the chances of gestational diabetes and postpartum depression may follow.
Public Health September 21, 2016
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new way to transplant organs between different species without causing adverse effects on the recipient's immune system. The team was able to keep a genetically modified pig's heart beating inside a baboon's body for an average of 945 days.
April 7, 2016
Researchers injected participants with an experimental vaccine for the dengue virus, finding that it was 100 percent effective.
Life March 16, 2016
Calculate for caloric requirements with the NIH’s Body Weight Planner and achieve a more realistic way to lose weight and keep it off.
Life July 26, 2015
A patient diagnosed with a drug-resistant tuberculosis was brought to Maryland for treatment. Health organizations are now investigating if other people were affected after being exposed to the patient.
Life June 9, 2015
Laboratory research shows cheap allergy medicine can be an alternative treatment for hepatitis C patients.
Life April 9, 2015
NIH changes the status of Ebola patient at its facility from serious to critical. The patient tested positive for the Ebola virus while working for Partners in Health in Sierra Leone.
Life March 17, 2015
The ten Americans have not shown any symptoms of Ebola. They have not also been found positive of the deadly virus but they will be sent home to the U.S. for observations following possible exposure.
Life March 15, 2015
The sugar industry influenced the National Institutes of Health to release reports that did not encourage reduction of intake of the sweetener, despite ties to tooth decay, according to an analysis of documents, now more than 40 years old.
Life March 11, 2015
National Institutes Of Health's (NIH) chief supports the precision medicine program. The program has received a $215 million funding in the Presidential 2016 Budget.
Life March 8, 2015
Experiments on macaque monkeys expose the primates to alcohol, stress, and pain. Is this science, or animal cruelty?
January 2, 2015
Study finds health risks in hookah smoking despite widespread belief the water pipes are safer than cigarettes. Popular with younger smokers, hookahs may be increasing their health risks, researchers say.
Life November 23, 2014
U.S. health officials propose new rules for clinical trials intended to make more information available to the public and the medical community. Negative results would no longer be able to be kept secret and unreported under new rules.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2014
Nina Pham, a nurse once diagnosed with Ebola, has now been declared free of the disease, and released from the hospital.
Life October 25, 2014
U.S. funding for a wide range of projects intended to help treat brain disorders announced. The National Institutes of Health to fund 58 projects involved in brain research.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 30, 2014
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
The NIH is expediting the safety testing of Ebola vaccines that could protect thousands from contracting the deadly virus. The trial will begin this week and will involve human subjects.
Life September 2, 2014
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
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