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News Release
A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not appear to pose a threat to the safety of the nation’s blood supply. The analysis, published in Transfusion , supports current donor screening guidelines, including those used by the U.S. Food and...
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Research Feature
Last year as the COVID-19 pandemic began to intensify, many patients with the debilitating genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, faced a difficult challenge. Because the disease damages the lungs and makes it hard to breathe, these patients needed in-hospital tests to measure how well their lungs were working. But many also were on drugs that reduce...
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Statement
On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to research to improve the lives of people with asthma. More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma , including 5.1 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This chronic lung disease can reduce quality of life,...
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