National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health

Study Shows Memory Gene Acts Like Virus: New Hope for Alzheimer’s, HIV?

Health
Two independent teams of NIH-funded researchers discovered that the Arc gene can package its genetic material in a virus-like shell for delivery to nearby cells. ...
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Putting It to the Test – 23andMe

Editorial Health
More than 2 million people have taken part in genetic testing by 23andMe, a company founded in 2006 by CEO Anne Wojcicki. The company’s impetus was to empower the consumer with information regarding their personal DNA and accelerate genetic research on a wide range of health conditions from Parkinson's disease to lupus and asthma. ...
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NIH Study: Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Heart Attack, Stroke Risk After Gestational Diabetes

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Women who have had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce or even eliminate their risk for cardiovascular disease by following a healthy lifestyle in the years after giving birth, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. ...
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Child Living with HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008

Medicine syringe for a baby.
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A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years. ...
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New Cervical Cancer Research May Help Target Individual Treatment Plans

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Cervical cancer accounts for more than 500,000 new cases of cancer and more than 250,000 deaths each year worldwide. ...
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First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Underway

Health International
The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. ...
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Depression in Early Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes, Study

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Women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes. ...
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New Health Study Links Morning Sickness to Lower Pregnancy Loss Risk

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A new analysis has provided the strongest evidence to date that nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. ...
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HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Moms Virtually Eliminates HIV Transmission to Babies, Study

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For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants. ...
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Study Suggests Early Peanut Consumption Will Offer Children Lasting Protection

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Study shows benefits of regularly consuming peanut-containing foods early in life to prevent the development of a peanut allergy. ...
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