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NIH first to develop 3D structure of twinkle protein

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have developed a three-dimensional structure that allows them to see how and where disease mutations on the twinkle protein can lead to mitochondrial diseases. The protein is involved in helping...
5-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preterm Birth More Likely with Exposure to Phthalates

Pregnant women who were exposed to multiple phthalates during pregnancy had an increased risk of preterm birth, according to new research by the National Institutes of Health. Phthalates are chemicals used in personal care products, such as...
11-Jul-2022 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Eight substances added to 15th Report on Carcinogens

Eight substances have been added to the Report on Carcinogens, bringing the total list to 256 substances that are known, or reasonably anticipated, to cause cancer in humans. This is the 15th Report on Carcinogens, which is a cumulative report,...
21-Dec-2021 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers target a mouse’s own cells, rather than using antibiotics, to treat pneumonia

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a therapy that targets host cells rather than bacterial cells in treating bacterial pneumonia in rodents. The method involves white blood cells of the immune system called macrophages...
15-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Male Hormones Regulate Stomach Inflammation in Mice

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health determined that stomach inflammation is regulated differently in male and female mice after finding that androgens, or male sex hormones, play a critical role in preventing inflammation in the stomach....
14-May-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIEHS earns WELL building rating amid pandemic

On March 30, 2021, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) became the first federal agency to achieve the International WELL Building Institute’s Health-Safety Rating.
12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preterm birth, prolonged labor influenced by progesterone balance

New research by the National Institutes of Health found that unbalanced progesterone signals may cause some pregnant women to experience preterm labor or prolonged labor. The study in mice — published online in the Proceedings of the National...
11-Mar-2021 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses

The mosquito protein AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Zika and weakly inhibits coronaviruses, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. They...
10-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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