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Genetics and Pollution Drive Severity of Asthma Symptoms

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific...
31-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Study Associates Obesity with Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women

Young women with high body fat have a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. The finding, published online in the journal JAMA Oncology,...
27-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Scientists Develop Novel Technique to Study Brain Disease

A new tool developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has determined, for the first time, how two distinct sets of neurons in the mouse brain work together to control movement. The method, called spectrally resolved fiber...
14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2018

On World Asthma Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health stands with people worldwide to renew our commitment to advance understanding of asthma and develop effective strategies to manage, treat and ultimately prevent the disease. A new...
1-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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High Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Linked to Tumor Activity in Male Rats

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The...
2-Feb-2018 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Telephone Press Conference: NTP Draft Conclusions for Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rats and Mice

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) will hold a telephone press conference to summarize and answer questions about draft reports on the health effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure in rats and mice. The studies used radiofrequency radiation...
1-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Roadmap to Guide Progress Toward Replacing Animal Use in Toxicity Testing

Sixteen federal agencies partnered to develop a strategic roadmap that offers a new framework for the safety testing of drugs and chemicals, which aims to provide more human relevant toxicology data while reducing the use of animals. The roadmap was...
30-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Tool Visualizes Employment Trends in Biomedical Science

Scientists looking for jobs after completing their training may soon have a new tool that helps them evaluate various career paths. The new tool uses a method that was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health...
24-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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