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A new study has found the addition of long-acting beta-agonist therapy to be the most effective of three step-up, or supplemental, treatments for children whose asthma is not well controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids alone. The study was designed to provide needed evidence for selecting step-up care for such children and was supported...
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Medical researchers are developing a new surveillance system to determine the number of patients diagnosed with a family of inherited blood disorders known as hemoglobinopathies, including sickle cell disease, thalassemias, and hemoglobin E disease. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health is...
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Scientists have devised a new computational model that can be used to reveal genetic regulatory elements responsible for development of the human heart and maintenance of its function. Although the teams focused on the heart, the computational method they developed is broadly applicable to other tissues, and was successfully used to identify...
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A common lung condition, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diminishes the heart's ability to pump effectively even when the disease has no or mild symptoms, according to research published in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is the first time researchers have shown strong links between heart function...
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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...