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NIH-funded study finds that gabapentin may treat alcohol dependence

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 2:01pm
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

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 9:01am
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

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 7:01am
In the United States, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss among working-age adults.
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NIH Names Dr. George Koob Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 12:31pm
The institute primarily funds alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
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NIH scientists develop candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:01am
Structure-based design may be key to successful vaccine for common childhood illness.
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NIH and CDC launch registry for sudden death in the young

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 6:01am
Initiative will collect population-based information on sudden, unexpected deaths in youth.
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NIH funds development of novel robots to assist people with disabilities, aid doctors

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:01am
Robots enhance mobility for visually and physically impaired, improve treatment for atrial fibrillation.
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NIH announces 15 Clinical and Translational Science Awards to help translate scientific discoveries to improved health

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 8:01am
Support expands the consortium’s reach to New Hampshire.
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Three NIH scientists elected to Institute of Medicine

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 9:33am
Drs. Germain, Leonard and Pine accept high scientific honor.
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NIDA's drug abuse information for teens goes mobile

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 7:01am
NIH also improves access for parents, teachers, and Spanish language readers.
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Large study to examine if vitamin D prevents diabetes

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 5:14am
NIH-funded research tests much-touted vitamin in people with prediabetes.
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NIH awards $17 million in grants to augment genomics research in Africa

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 7:14am
Africa research capacity to be enhanced through expanded H3Africa program.
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Tanning gene linked to increased risk of testicular cancer, according to NIH scientists

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 6:29am
Nearly 80 percent of white men carry a variant of the gene.
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Brain may flush out toxins during sleep

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:05pm
NIH-funded study suggests sleep clears brain of damaging molecules associated with neurodegeneration.
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Women's Health Initiative reaffirms use of short-term hormone replacement therapy for younger women

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:05pm
Latest results provide new details on risks and benefits of therapy across age groups and time.
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NIAID selects new director of the Vaccine Research Center

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:05pm
Internationally recognized expert on HIV vaccine development to serve as chief.
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New NIH-funded resource focuses on use of genomic variants in medical care

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:11pm
Information on few genomic variants is used in clinical practice.
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NIH study identifies gene for alcohol preference in rats

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 1:15pm
Research advances understanding of genetics in alcohol consumption.
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Roughly 14 percent of infants share bed with adult or child

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 1:01pm
NIH-funded study shows physician advice can reduce potentially life-threatening practice.
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NIH researchers identify candidate drug to treat Batten disease

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 10:45am
Mouse study suggests new drug could slow progress of fatal childhood disorder.
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