Tags » National Institutes Of Health

Like curry? New biological role identified for compound used in ancient medicine

01 Jun 2012


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists have just identified a new reason why some curry dishes, made with spices humans have used for thousands of years, might be good for you. 589 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Md. Schools Get $10.7M Grant To Study STDs

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. 108 more words

News

NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report highlights effect of aging boomers

NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report highlights effect of aging boomers
Source: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Census Bureau

While rates of smoking and excessive drinking have declined among older Americans, prevalence of chronic disease has risen, and many older Americans are unprepared to afford the costs of long-term care in a nursing home, according to a report from the U.S.

109 more words
Business And Economics

Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE:

24-Jul-2014

Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. 552 more words

Environmental

Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE:

24-Jul-2014

Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. 552 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Exposure to dim light at night may make breast cancers resistant to tamoxifen ( melatonin helps fix it)

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014

Animal study shows suppressed production of melatonin

PHILADELPHIA — For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to dim light at night made the tumors resistant to the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 989 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Support NIH

Ask Your Senators to Support the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act

Funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has remained flat in recent years, and uncertainty is growing over the ability of universities and other research institutions to conduct the noncommercial medical research underlying new preventative measures, diagnostic tools, treatments, and cures. 129 more words

Research Advocacy