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Tuesday 18th June 2019



New clues on tissue damage identified in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

NIH AMP research lays groundwork for finding potential treatment targets.

Family, community bonds help decrease mental health problems of former child soldiers

NIH-funded study documents transition to adulthood of Sierra Leone’s child soldiers.

Immune system can slow degenerative eye disease, NIH-led mouse study shows

Complement system appears to be double-edged sword depending on the eye disease.

NIAID scientists develop “mini-brain” model of human prion disease

Researchers hope the human organoid model will enable them to evaluate potential therapeutics.

NIH-developed technique prevents obstruction in heart valve replacement

BASILICA procedure shows successful results for some high-risk patients.

Red blood cell donor pregnancy history not linked to higher mortality in transfusion recipients

A study of more than 1 million transfusion recipients does not suggest a change in red blood cell donation practices.

NIH welcomes 50 young scientists to year-long medical research scholar program

Participants receive mentored training and conduct research in areas that match their personal interests and goals.

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

Eliminating light while sleeping could reduce obesity.

Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch

Results of study involving primates suggest that speech and music may have shaped the human brain’s hearing circuits.

Drug delays type 1 diabetes in people at high risk

NIH-funded study finds immunotherapy slows progression to clinical disease by 2 years or more.

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