NIH News Release News releases from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) https://www.nih.gov/ en-us https://www.nih.gov/sites/default/files/generic/nihmark-80x50.png NIH News Release https://www.nih.gov/ Turning Discovery Into Health 80 50 olib@od.nih.gov (Office of the Director, Online Information Branch-OLIB) Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:02:47 -0400 Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:51:37 -0400 Small set of genes may provide unique barcode for different types of brain cells in worms https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/small-set-genes-may-provide-unique-barcode-different-types-brain-cells-worms NIH-funded study suggests specific combination of proteins determines neuron type. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/small-set-genes-may-provide-unique-barcode-different-types-brain-cells-worms 2020-08-19 17:00:00 NIH News Release NIH study suggests opioid use linked to pregnancy loss, lower chance of conception https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-suggests-opioid-use-linked-pregnancy-loss-lower-chance-conception Little information exists on non-habitual, periodic opioid use around the time of conception and early in pregnancy. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-suggests-opioid-use-linked-pregnancy-loss-lower-chance-conception 2020-08-18 18:00:00 NIH News Release Drugs against alpha-ketoglutarate may combat deadly childhood brain tumor https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/drugs-against-alpha-ketoglutarate-may-combat-deadly-childhood-brain-tumor NIH funded pre-clinical study highlights intricate links between brain tumors and cancer. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/drugs-against-alpha-ketoglutarate-may-combat-deadly-childhood-brain-tumor 2020-08-18 15:30:00 NIH News Release NIH-Supported Scientists Demonstrate How Genetic Variations Cause Eczema https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-supported-scientists-demonstrate-how-genetic-variations-cause-eczema Finding could lead to genetic tests that identify infants at risk for the disease. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-supported-scientists-demonstrate-how-genetic-variations-cause-eczema 2020-08-14 13:00:00 NIH News Release NIH names Dr. Rena D’Souza as director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-names-dr-rena-dsouza-director-national-institute-dental-craniofacial-research She is expected to begin her new role later this year. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-names-dr-rena-dsouza-director-national-institute-dental-craniofacial-research 2020-08-13 15:30:00 NIH News Release Mapping tool highlights NIH-funded small business successes https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/mapping-tool-highlights-nih-funded-small-business-successes Over $1 billion in annual investments drive critical biomedical innovation and discovery https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/mapping-tool-highlights-nih-funded-small-business-successes 2020-08-13 12:15:00 NIH News Release New treatments spur sharp reduction in lung cancer mortality rate https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/new-treatments-spur-sharp-reduction-lung-cancer-mortality-rate Nationwide mortality rates for the most common category of lung cancer are declining faster than its incidence. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/new-treatments-spur-sharp-reduction-lung-cancer-mortality-rate 2020-08-12 21:00:00 NIH News Release Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/multifocal-contact-lenses-slow-myopia-progression-children NIH-funded clinical trial provides independent evidence that multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/multifocal-contact-lenses-slow-myopia-progression-children 2020-08-11 15:00:00 NIH News Release Clinical trials of monoclonal antibodies to prevent COVID-19 now enrolling https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/clinical-trials-monoclonal-antibodies-prevent-covid-19-now-enrolling Phase 3 trials conducted in the NIAID COVID-19 Prevention Network. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/clinical-trials-monoclonal-antibodies-prevent-covid-19-now-enrolling 2020-08-10 17:45:00 NIH News Release NIH-funded project seeks to identify children at risk for MIS-C https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-funded-project-seeks-identify-children-risk-mis-c Research effort will develop tests to predict severe COVID-19-linked illness. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-funded-project-seeks-identify-children-risk-mis-c 2020-08-07 13:00:00 NIH News Release