NIH Director Page NIH Health Information Page NIH Impact NIH Fact Sheets NIH Social Media and Outreach
EurekAlert! - National Institutes of Health  



NIH Main


NIH Research News


Funded News

  For News & Research
  NIH Videos
  eColumn: NIH Research Matters
  NIH News in Health
  NIH Fact Sheets
  Additional Resources
  NIH Home Page

About NIH

  NIH Health Information
  Pub Med
  More News and Events Sources
  NIH News and Events, Special Interest
  RSS Feed RSS Feed
  Back to EurekAlert!


Department of Health and Human Services

News from the National Institutes of Health

Funded News

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 1-25 out of 3691.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 > >>

Public Release: 9-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers gauge heritability of childhood-onset autoimmune diseases
Scientists have calculated more precise measurements of heritability -- the influence of underlying genes -- in nine autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood. The research may strengthen researchers' abilities to better predict a child's risk for associated autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, Crohn's disease and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, collectively affect one in 12 persons in the Western hemisphere.
National Institutes of Health, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and others

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Opposites don't attract when learning how to use a prosthesis
New research suggests that upper limb amputees, who typically struggle to learn how to use a new prosthesis, would be more successful if fellow amputees taught them. Most usually learn by watching a non-amputee demonstrate the device during physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions. A Georgia Institute of Technology study that measured arm movements and analyzed brain patterns found that people do better when they learn from someone who looks like them.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jason Maderer
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
MPFI and FIAS awarded $1.4 million grant to study brain activity
The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies were awarded more than $1.4 million to support research regarding spontaneous brain activity in early development. The funds, provided by the National Institutes of Health and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany, are part of a unique Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience grant that supports international research collaborations aimed at solving complex questions.
National Institutes of Health, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers reveal type of vaginal bacteria that protects women from HIV
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a type of vaginal bacteria within the mucus of the female reproductive system that can protect women from HIV as well as other sexually transmitted infections.
National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for AIDS Research, Diversity Supplement

Contact: Thania Benios
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
21st World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
FIGO calls for treatment developed at Wayne State to fight worldwide preterm birth
Recommendations to reduce the rates of preterm birth developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health's Perinatology Research Branch were introduced as worldwide best practices in maternal-fetal health Thursday during the World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Vancouver.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
NAMS 26th Annual Meeting
Menopause diminishes impact of good cholesterol
What has previously been known as good cholesterol -- high density lipoprotein -- has now been shown to be not so good in protecting women against atherosclerosis while they are transitioning through menopause. That's according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health that was presented last week at the annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society in Las Vegas.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eileen Petridis
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Journal of Sleep Research
Study ties restless legs syndrome to heart, kidney problems
A database study of Veterans found that those with restless legs syndrome are at higher risk for stroke, heart and kidney disease, and earlier death. Studies in the past had suggested such links, but the new research provides the strongest evidence yet.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Willie Logan
Veterans Affairs Research Communications

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Cell Reports
Researchers create 'leukemia in a dish' to better study it
Scientists engineered stem cells to better understand the mechanisms behind a form of leukemia caused by changes in a key gene, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online today in the journal Cell Reports.
New York Stem Cell Science, National Institutes of Health, Associazione Italia Per La Ricerca Sul Cancro, Fondazione Telethon

Contact: David Slotnick
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
BMC receives award to study impact of diabetes self-management education
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has awarded a $783,906 grant to Suzanne Mitchell, M.D., a family physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC), to study health outcomes of minority women with type 2 diabetes who participate in group medical visits to help them manage their diabetes.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Tim Viall
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Study: Fracking industry wells associated with premature birth
Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
NIh/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Heath & Society Scholars Program, National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Pitt researchers to study impact of adolescent brain development and substance abuse
Researchers will be recruiting approximately 500 kids in the region.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ashley Trentrock
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not a cause
The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions. Carnegie Mellon University scientists investigated how procedural learning how individuals with dyslexia learn speech sound categories. Published in Cortex, they found that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Shilo Rea
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Schizophrenia Research
New study suggests hallucinations, alone, do not predict onset of schizophrenia
A new analysis led by researchers at the UNC School of Medicine identified 'illogical thoughts' as most predictive of schizophrenia risk. Surprisingly, perceptual disturbances -- the forerunners of hallucinations -- are not predictive.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Mark Derewicz
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Molecular Cell
A convergence of deadly signals
A team of Ludwig Cancer Research scientists has mapped out how a mutant version of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) known as EGFRvIII specifically drives critical processes that alter the reading of the genome to fuel the growth of the brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme and -- most important -- how each process is linked to the other.
Ludwig Cancer Research, NIH/National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Brain Tumor Society, Ziering Family Foundation, Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, UCSD Core Facility Stimulus Funding, and others

Contact: Rachel Steinhardt
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
New protein cleanup factors found to control bacterial growth
Biochemists have long known that crucial cell processes depend on a highly regulated cleanup system known as proteolysis, where specialized proteins called proteases degrade damaged or no-longer-needed proteins. They must destroy specific targets without damaging other proteins, but how this orderly destruction works is unknown in many cases. Now researchers in Peter Chien's group at UMass Amherst report finding how an essential bacterial protease controls cell growth and division.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Peter Chien
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Why elephants rarely get cancer
A study led by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah could explain why elephants rarely get cancer. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the results show that elephants have extra copies of a gene encoding a tumor suppressor, p53. Further, elephants may have a more robust mechanism for killing damaged cells at risk for becoming cancerous. The findings suggest extra p53 could explain elephants' enhanced cancer resistance.
Huntsman Cancer Institute, NIh/National Cancer Institute, Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Primary Children's Hospital Foundation, Soccer For Hope, Utah's Hogle Zoo, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Contact: Linda Aagard
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
American Journal of Pathology
Gut microorganisms cause gluten-induced pathology in mouse model of celiac disease
Investigators interested in celiac disease have wondered why only 2 to 5 percent of genetically susceptible individuals develop the disease. Attention has focused on whether environmental determinants, including gut microorganisms, contribute to the development of celiac disease. Using a humanized mouse model of gluten sensitivity, a new study in the American Journal of Pathology found that the gut microbiome can play an important role in the body's response to gluten.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Institutes of Health, and others

Contact: Eileen Leahy
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Cell Metabolism
Mapping the genes that increase lifespan
Researchers aiming to slow the aging process have new targets to explore. Following an exhaustive, 10-year effort, scientists at the Buck Institute and the University of Washington have identified 238 genes that, when removed, increase the replicative lifespan of S. cerevisiae yeast cells. This is the first time 189 of these genes have been linked to aging. These results provide new genomic targets that could eventually be used to improve human health.
National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation

Contact: Kris Rebillot
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Molecular Cell
Proteins with ALS, cancer role do not assume a regular shape
Our cells contain proteins, essential to functions like protein creation and DNA repair but also involved in forms of ALS and cancer, that never take a characteristic shape, a new study shows. Instead it's how they become huddled with each other into droplets that matters. Scientists may therefore have to understand the code that determines their huddling to prevent disease.
National Institutes of Health, Rhode Island Foundation, Brown University

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Scientists discover essential amino acid sensor in key growth-regulating metabolic pathway
Whitehead Institute scientists have at last answered the long-standing question of how the growth-regulating pathway known as mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) detects the presence of the amino acid leucine -- itself a key player in modulating muscle growth, appetite, and insulin secretion.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, Paul Gray Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fund

Contact: Matt Fearer
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Cell Metabolism
Immune studies suggest remedies for parathyroid hormone-driven bone loss
A common cause of bone loss is an overactive parathyroid gland, which doctors usually treat with surgery. New research on how excess parathyroid hormone affects immune cells suggests that doctors could repurpose existing drugs to treat hyperparathyroidism without surgery.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Quinn Eastman
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
Regenerative Medicine
Lab-grown 3-D intestine regenerates gut lining in dogs
Working with gut stem cells from humans and mice, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the University of Pittsburgh have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold made of a substance used in surgical sutures.
Hartwell Biomedical Collaborative Research Award, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
NYIT researcher wins grant for implantable wireless system to measure gastric activity
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Assistant Professor Aydin Farajidavar has received a $457,000 National Institutes of Health grant to develop an implantable wireless system to study the body's gastric and digestive systems. Farajidavar's research aims to create a safe method to monitor the electrical impulses producing rhythmic movements and contractions in the stomach that are central to gastric health and good digestion.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Elaine Iandoli
New York Institute of Technology

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
Cell Reports
Johns Hopkins biologist leads research shedding light on stem cells
A research team reports progress in understanding the mysterious shape-shifting ways of stem cells, which have vast potential for medical research and disease treatment.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Arthur Hirsch
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
'Chromosomal Chaos:' Complex array of mutations found in rare, aggressive leukemia
Sezary syndrome, an aggressive leukemia of mature T cells, is more complicated at a molecular level than ever suspected. With a poor prognosis and limited options for targeted therapies,this cancer needs new treatment approaches. The team's results uncover a previously unknown, complex genomic landscape, which can be used to design new personalized drug regimens for SS patients based on their unique genetic makeup.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Showing releases 1-25 out of 3691.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 > >>


Copyright ©2015 by AAAS, the science society.