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DNA Damage Caused by Cancer Treatment Reversed by ZATT Protein


An international team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health is the first to discover a new way that cells fix an important and dangerous type of DNA damage known as a DNA-protein cross-link (DPC). The researchers found that a...
6-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gulf Spill Oil Dispersants Associated with Health Symptoms in Cleanup Workers


Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation, according to scientists at the National Institutes...
19-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Female Mouse Embryos Actively Remove Male Reproductive Systems


A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. The discovery, which appeared...
17-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals, NIH Study Suggests


Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health...
1-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Research Improves Health for People with Asthma

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been...
1-May-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Antidepressant May Enhance Drug Delivery to the Brain


New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the brain by inhibiting the blood-brain barrier in rats....
27-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Seven Substances Added to 14th Report on Carcinogens


Today’s release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings.
3-Nov-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Study Determines Key Differences Between Allergic and Non-Allergic Dust Mite Proteins

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have determined what differentiates dust mite allergens from the non-allergen proteins dust mites produce. According to the researchers, dust mite allergens are more chemically stable and produced in...
19-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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