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This afternoon we lost one of the greatest scientists of our time, Marshall W. Nirenberg, Ph.D., to a long battle with cancer. Our deepest sympathies are with his wife, Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., other members of his family, and many friends and colleagues. Dr. Nirenberg first came to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1957 at the age of 30 as...
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The National Institutes of Health plans to add about 1,750 participants over the age of 75 to its upcoming Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) to determine whether a lower blood pressure range in older adults will reduce cardiovascular and kidney diseases, age-related cognitive decline, and dementia. "No large-scale clinical trial h...
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Adults who had been treated previously with the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide as part of a children’s clinical study were, on average, about half an inch shorter than their study counterparts who were not treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The half inch difference had been ob...
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WHAT: Scientists have identified a group of genetic mutations in patients with aplastic anemia, which likely will help doctors optimize treatment for this rare and deadly blood condition. The study, appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine , could lead to tailor-made treatment plans for aplastic anemia patients as part of the emerging preci...
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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a new, less invasive way to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a procedure widely used to treat aortic valve stenosis, a lethal heart condition. The new approach, called transcaval access, will make TAVR more available to high risk patients, especially women,...
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In people with longstanding type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for heart attack and stroke, lowering blood sugar to near-normal levels did not delay the combined risk of diabetic damage to kidneys, eyes, or nerves, but did delay several other signs of diabetic damage, a study has found. The intensive glucose treatment was compared with standard g...
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A trio of large-scale genome-wide association studies, or GWAS, have identified more than 15 gene variants responsible for the diversity of white blood cell counts among whites, African-Americans, and Japanese. Supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, each study examined the genomes of tens of thousands of people. Combined, the studi...
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Statement of Susan B. Shurin, M.D., Acting Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S., Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver...