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Biden sets a new goal of having at least 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4

President Joe Biden is proposing a $2.2 trillion infrastructure and tax bill. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The White House on Tuesday announced a goal to at least partially vaccinate 70% of US adults by July 4. The Biden administration says its effort will include walk-in appointments, pop-up clinics, and mobile units. Biden directed the allocation of FEMA resources to support vaccine distribution across the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden ...
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Four-part small-molecule cocktail can prevent cellular stress

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised a four-part small-molecule cocktail that can protect stem cells called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from stress and maintain normal stem cell structure and function.
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Texas A&M AgriLife receives grant to support research on bacteriophage therapy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, NIH, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to support research on bacteriophage therapy, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research is among the grant recipients.
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NIH to conduct large trial for COVID-19 polyclonal antibody therapies

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA are to conduct a large-scale clinical trial to evaluate a new fully-human polyclonal antibody therapy targeted at severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Tablet-based video games could improve brain function in older people with mild cognitive impairment

A University of Massachusetts Amherst biomedical informatician will use a $436,836 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the use of "serious games" played independently on computer tablets to improve brain function in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
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United States: NIH Continues To Focus On Foreign Influence Issues: Updated Biosketch & Other Support Disclosure Forms - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Effective May 25, 2021, universities and research institutions will be required to use updated Biographical Sketch and Other Support forms in National Institutes of Health (NIH) applications...
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Studies That Add Human Cells To Animal Brains Are Ethical, Panel Says

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Experiments that create tiny brainlike structures from human stem cells or transplant human cells into an animal's brain have made some scientists, ethicists, and religious leaders uneasy in recent years. And the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has restricted some of this research. Now, a U.S. scientific panel has weighed in with advice about how to oversee this controversial and fast-moving area of neuroscience. The panel finds little evid...
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CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance announces outcomes of NIH-funded Phase 3 ITAC clinical trial

The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance today announced that the Phase 3 Inpatient Treatment with Anti-Coronavirus Immunoglobulin (ITAC) clinical trial sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), did not meet its endpoints. No serious safety signals were raised in the trial.
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DNA damage 'hot spots' discovered within neurons

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered specific regions within the DNA of neurons that accumulate a certain type of damage (called single-strand breaks or SSBs). This accumulation of SSBs appears to be unique to neurons, and it challenges what is generally understood about the cause of DNA damage and its potential implications in neurodegenerative diseases.
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Mosquito protein study could lead to therapeutics against deadly 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 (NIH) and their collaborators.
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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 (NIH) and their collaborators. The researchers found that AEG12 works by destabilizing the viral envelope, breaking its protective covering. The findings could lead to therapeutics against viruses that affect millions of people around the world. The research was published online in P...
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Humidity created inside facemasks may help combat COVID-19, study finds

A new study, published in the journal Biophysical Journal by researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), showed that face masks increase the humidity in the air that the mask-wearers inhale. The level of moisture in inhaled air could be linked to lower levels of COVID-19 severity.
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Combination treatment for common glioma type shows promise in mice

Gliomas are common brain tumors that comprise about one third of all cancers of the nervous system. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers tested a novel combination treatment approach on mice with tumors with characteristics similar to human astrocytomas and found tumor regression in 60 percent of the mice treated. These encouraging results could be the first step toward developing a treatment for this type of brain cancer.
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Genetic study of Lewy body dementia supports ties to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

In a study led by National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, scientists found that five genes may play a critical role in determining whether a person will suffer from Lewy body dementia, a devastating disorder that riddles the brain with clumps of abnormal protein deposits called Lewy bodies. The results also supported the disorder's ties to Parkinson's and Alzheimer diseases.
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Study finds gender disparities on National Institutes of Health study sections

Investigators at the University of Chicago Medicine have found that women are less likely to be represented as chairs and reviewers on study sections for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), based on data from one review cycle in 2019.
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NIH research funding to support surgeon scientists is rising

Since 2010, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to support surgeon scientists has, remarkably, risen significantly while funding to support other non-surgeon physicians has significantly decreased. This growth has occurred despite an overall decrease in NIH funding and an increase in demand for clinical productivity.
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Pfizer says its vaccine works against key coronavirus mutations found on the South Africa and UK variants

Vera Leip, 88, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on December 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images In a study, Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine worked against lab-made coronaviruses similar to variants spreading in the UK and South Africa. Small differences in how the vaccine performed against the mutations, versus the original virus, were "unlikely to lead to a significant reduction" in effectivenes...
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Vice President Harris receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Vice President Harris received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.
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Analysis details racial inequity and corrective strategies in research grant funding

An analysis by Nicholas Gilpin, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Associate Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Michael Taffe, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, summarizes long-standing racial inequities in federal funding for biosciences research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their report describes prior failures to correct these racial inequities and offers strategies ...
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NIH researchers identify new genetic disorder that affects brain, craniofacial skeleton

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a new genetic disorder characterized by developmental delays and malformations of the brain, heart, and facial features.
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NHGRI proposes an action agenda for building a diverse genomics workforce

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new action agenda for a diverse genomics workforce. This ambitious set of goals, objectives, and implementation strategies details NHGRI's plans for enhancing the diversity of the genomics workforce by 2030.
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Scientist receives $1.37 million grant to advance metabolomics data

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician Raji Balasubramanian a four-year, $1.37 million grant to advance the analysis of data from metabolomics research.
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Researchers determine how often cancer patients develop osteonecrosis of the jaw

A landmark study by researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has found that 2.8 percent of patients on average develop osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ, within three years of starting a common treatment for cancer that has spread to the bone.
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Researchers found a key reason certain people succeed while others fall behind, and it starts with learning from past mistakes

Success boils down to learning from past mistakes and continuing to incorporate those key insights into your future work. Kilito Chan/Getty Images People who build on their earlier attempts and failures are more likely to be successful in the long run, says Dashun Wang, an associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School. Using three massive data sets about failures and successes, Wang and his colleagues developed a mathematical model to find out what separates the...
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NIH-funded study to test emergency treatment for devastating stroke in Memphis

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Stroke Team is joining researchers from more than 100 hospitals worldwide to conduct a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research study called FASTEST that will test the safety and efficacy of a medication called recombinant factor Vlla to prevent hemorrhage expansion in patients with strokes caused by bleeding in the brain - intracerebral hemorrhage strokes.
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Postdoctoral fellow at LSU Health New Orleans becomes first NIH Outstanding Scholar

Khanh Do, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, is a member of the first group chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience.
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Here’s what marijuana actually does to your body and brain

Darrin Harris Frisby / Drug Policy Alliance As of Election Day 2020, 1 in 3 Americans now live in a state where adults can legally buy marijuana for recreational use.  New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota all legalized marijuana for over-21-year-olds.  Research and anecdotal reports link cannabis with health benefits, from pain relief to treatment for forms of epilepsy.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Marijuana's official designation in the US as a Schedule ...
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Scientists use clues in the human genome to discover new inflammatory syndrome

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a new inflammatory disorder called vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory and somatic syndrome (VEXAS), which is caused by mutations in the UBA1 gene. VEXAS causes symptoms that included blood clots in veins, recurrent fevers, pulmonary abnormalities and vacuoles (unusual cavity-like structures) in myeloid cells.
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Researchers discover gene that may help the body sense a full urinary bladder

In a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study involving both mice and patients who are part of an NIH Clinical Center trial, researchers discovered that a gene, called PIEZO2, may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel several times a day. The
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Study discovers gene that helps us know when it's time to urinate

In a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study involving both mice and patients who are part of an NIH Clinical Center trial, researchers discovered that a gene, called PIEZO2, may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel several times a day.
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