Latest National Institute of Health Stories

Sleep May Help Brain Flush Out Toxins
2013-10-17 15:54:09

[ Watch The Video: Brain Opens up the Pipes During Sleep ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke A good night's rest may literally clear the mind. Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during waking hours. These results suggest a new role for sleep in health and disease. The study was funded by the National Institute of Neurological...

2013-10-09 11:47:30

Findings from the first study to show a specific function of the immune system in the proliferation of thyroid cancer may ultimately change the course of treatment Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, have taken the first steps to determine if a protein, called Programmed Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1), can help to predict which thyroid cancer patients will most likely have a recurrence of the disease. Study findings were presented today at the 2013 Clinical...

2013-09-30 23:44:41

Promet Source helped rebuild the National Institutes of Health, Office of Technology Transfer’s website. The project required legacy content migration, custom module development, ecommerce development and more to help for-profit companies source materials for internal research. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Promet Source, a Chicago-based interactive agency, announces the recent launch of new functionalities for the Office Technology Transfer (OTT), National Institutes of Health...

2013-09-27 23:22:53

Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) announced its Board of Trustees member, Dr. Robert D. Langer, will be principal investigator on the game-changing grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health to UNLV helping seven Mountain West states to develop the infrastructure to conduct clinical research for regional health problems Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Dr. Robert D. Langer—noted international research leader in studies focused on healthy aging and a...

2013-09-26 13:01:57

Three grants totaling more than $25 million over four years will help three research groups to develop authoritative information on the millions of genomic variants relevant to human disease and the hundreds that are expected to be useful for clinical practice. The awards are from the National Institutes of Health. More and more medical and research centers are sequencing the DNA of whole genomes (the body's entire genetic blueprint) or exomes (the genome's protein-coding region) of...

2013-09-20 23:00:11

In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its partners will receive $19 million over five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its...

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