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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced the launch of a new initiative to help speed the development of cures for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders affecting at least 100,000 people in the United States and 20 million worldwide. The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative will take advantage of the latest genetic discove...
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Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento de una iniciativa para acelerar la búsqueda de curas para la enfermedad de células falciformes, un grupo de trastornos sanguíneos hereditarios que afectan al menos a 100,000 personas de Estados Unidos y 20 millones en todo el mundo. A partir de los ú...
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Study funded by NIH showed a change in use of breathing tube can save more lives A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac...
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WHAT: The National Institutes of Health have announced five new contract awards for the next phase of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), the largest research study in history to investigate the biological, genetic , and environmental risk factors associated with the disproportionate burden of cardiovascular disease in African-Americans. Heart disease i...
Illustration of membrane-bound vesicles containing clusters of viruses, including rotavirus and norovirus, within the gut. Rotaviruses are shown in the large vesicles, while noroviruses are shown in the smaller vesicles. Credit: NIH
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Membrane-bound virus clusters provide promising target for the treatment of gastroenteritis, other diseases Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness—including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships— get transmitted to humans through membrane-cloaked “virus clusters” that exacerbate the spread...
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What Preliminary findings from a large clinical trial, the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial ( SPRINT ) Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension (SPRINT MIND) study will be presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago on July 25. The findings suggest that intensive lowering of blood pressure may reduce...
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A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
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Marc Sims says he was surprised when he walked into his neighborhood barbershop one Saturday morning two years ago and spotted several strangers in gray polo shirts carrying medical gear. Soon enough the 43-year-old law-firm operations clerk, a regular at the Inglewood, California barbershop, learned that the “strangers” were engaged in a research...
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More than 30,000 people in the United States live with cystic fibrosis , a life-threatening genetic disorder that causes serious damage to the lungs and digestive system. Though it affects people of all racial and ethnic groups, the disease is most common among Caucasians. And while the median age of people who have it is 42, advances in the treatm...