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portrait of a Madilyn
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Research Feature
NIH study follows rare immune response to COVID-19 On a late October morning in southern Wyoming, 12-year-old Madilyn Dayton woke up feeling sick. The normally energetic child assumed she was coming down with a common cold, but in short order her symptoms got worse. “I had a really bad headache and just body aches all over,” said Madilyn, who goes...
Closeup view of a healthy plate of vegan soul food prepared for the NEW Soul program.
Credit: Matt McGrievy, University of South Carolina
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Research Feature
When most people think of soul food, they think of tasty faves like collard greens, fried chicken, mac-n-cheese, and black-eyed peas. These foods are beloved by many, and they often play a big part of many African American families’ traditions. It’s an historic cuisine that thrived during slavery and traces its roots to Africa. But traditional soul...
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Research Feature
For more than a decade, NHLBI’s Learn More Breathe Better SM program has worked with leading lung health organizations around the country to educate, engage, and empower the more than 16 million Americans living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as their families, caregivers, and health care providers. As the nation marks...
Virus triggering blood clots to form in the blood system
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Peter Libby, M.D., never imagined nearly 40 years ago that his research would contribute to the current understanding of how the novel coronavirus targets and ravages the blood vessels in people with COVID-19. In the 1980s, Libby, then an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, was the first to discover that arterial...
Illustration shows silhouette of human head revealing outline of the blood-brain barrier that covers and protects the brain.
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Could bring improved diagnostics and treatments for dementia, stroke, brain trauma, and more The blood-brain barrier has been called one of neurology’s greatest challenges. The thin, selectively permeable membrane acts almost like plastic wrap, protecting the brain tissue from dangerous pathogens and toxins in the blood. In short, it maintains the...
Dry flaky skin on a man’s hands with the skin disease psoriasis
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Research Feature
Not so long ago, when doctors saw a patient with the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis, their first line of attack was to address the signs they could see—red, itchy, scaly patches, mostly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp. But research over the last several years is forcing a rethinking of the very nature of this common disease. Rather...
Female doctor talks to a patient
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Research Feature
Months ago, when news came flooding in about the dire toll the novel coronavirus can take on the body, so did the phone calls to Beth Kozel, M.D., Ph.D. A clinical geneticist in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Kozel cares for adult and pediatric patients with rare connective tissue...
This photo shows a close-up of plastic bags containing plasma.
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Research Feature
Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have launched a key study to explore the safety and effectiveness of convalescent plasma in treating patients who have recently (within the last week) developed mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 disease. The study, which focuses on patients not yet hospitalized, comes on the heels of an...
This photo shows a technician use a scanner device to take temperature of man wearing mask in assessment for COVID-19.
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Research Feature
The coronavirus pandemic has caused tragedy and turmoil for millions of people around the world, but it has been particularly unkind to one group whose health journey is often overlooked: Those with sickle cell disease. A growing number of studies now suggest that people with this painful genetic blood disorder who also are infected with SARS-CoV-2...
Exhausted nurse takes a nap while sitting on hospital floor.
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Research Feature
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt daily living, researchers are taking a closer look at one requirement for health that many people take for granted: sleep. And they’ve concluded, perhaps not surprisingly, that improving our sleep schedule and quality is an important part of coping with these stressful times and defending against...