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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) congratulates the principal investigators and scientific team carrying out the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). Between 2002 and 2007, use of chelation therapy grew by nearly 68 percent to 111,000 people -- despite there being no evidence as to its safety or efficacy. Given that so many...
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Researchers will study pre-symptomatic lung disease in infants and young children with cystic fibrosis (CF), under a new grant program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Results could reveal how CF develops, which in turn could lead to interventions that delay or prevent disease progression. The studies also could provide cri...
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The 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to National Institutes of Health grantees Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.; and Brian K. Kobilka, M.D., of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif., for studies of protein receptors that let body c...
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Scientists may have discovered why a protein called MYC can provoke a variety of cancers. Like many proteins associated with cancer, MYC helps regulate cell growth. A study carried out by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and colleagues found that, unlike many other cell growth regulators, MYC does not turn genes on or off, but inste...
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Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that a refined gene therapy approach safely restores the immune systems of some children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). The rare condition blocks the normal development of a newborn's immune system, leaving the child susceptible to every passing microbe. Children with SCID experience c...
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Tight blood sugar control in infants and children undergoing heart surgery does not lower the risk of infection or improve recovery, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Infants and children who have undergone heart surgery commonly develop high blood sugar levels, which may be associated with health issues and death. A...
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WHAT: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more effective than electrocardiography (ECG) at identifying "silent" heart attacks, also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions, according to a study performed by National Institutes of Health researchers and international colleagues. Overall, the study found that silent heart attacks are more freque...
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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...