Home Tags National institutes of health

Tag: national institutes of health

Gene family proven to suppress prostate cancer

Cornell researchers report they have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes, called MicroRNA-34 (miR-34), are bona fide tumor suppressors. The study is...

What happened when? How the brain stores memories by time

Before I left the house this morning, I let the cat out and started the dishwasher. Or was that yesterday? Very often, our memories...

FDA approves first medical device to prevent migraines

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first device as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches. This is also the...

Two surgeries for pelvic prolapse found similarly effective, safe

Two surgical treatments for a form of pelvic hernia affecting women have similar rates of success and safety, scientists in a National Institutes of...

New target for condition that makes touch feel like torture

Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a subset of nerve cells that mediates a form of chronic, touch-evoked pain called tactile allodynia, a condition...

Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

For adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of care. But a clinical trial suggests that...

No escape: Prevalence of allergies the same, regardless of where you...

In the largest, most comprehensive, nationwide study to examine the prevalence of allergies from early childhood to old age, scientists from the National Institutes...

The hubbub about the heart’s lub-dub

The heart’s cellular blueprint has been the subject of scientific debate for decades, with no component causing more trouble the KCNE1. This little protein, E1...

Shaky hand, stable spoon: Device helps essential tremor patients

For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep...

Study of antibody evolution charts course toward HIV vaccine

In an advance for HIV vaccine research, a scientific team has discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

From anti-aging to the search for alien life, we promise to never bore.