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“We never created a supervirus.” Ralph Baric explains gain-of-function research.

In May, the longtime coronavirus researcher Ralph Baric found himself at the center of the swirling debate over gain-of-function research, in which scientists engineer new properties into existing viruses. And during a congressional hearing, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky implied that the National Institutes of Health had been funding such research at both the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Baric’s University of North Carolina lab, and that the two labs had been collaborating to make “supervirus...
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Fauci weighs in on if US should collaborate with Wuhan labs in future

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about the possibility of future NIH collaboration with labs in China - like the Wuhan labs - after officials overseeing an intelligence review into the origins of the coronavirus now believe the lab leak theory is at least a credible explanation for Covid-19's origins.
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New $40 million NIH study hopes to solve mysteries behind children's long Covid-19

A new national study will aim to find out what's going on when children and adolescents suffer long Covid.
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Gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in glaucoma mouse models

A form of gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in mouse models of glaucoma, according to research supported by NIH's National Eye Institute.
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn baselessly accuses Fauci of 'operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party' and promises to 'prosecute this guy' if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Madison Cawthorn promised to "prosecute" the US's leading infectious disease expert. In a Wednesday podcast interview, Cawthorn called Dr. Anthony Fauci "a pawn" for China. "Dr. Fauci knows that he's been operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina went on a podcast Wednesday to accus...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, China, US, Trends, Gop, House, Rand Paul, National Institutes of Health, Chinese communist party, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Biden, North Carolina


NIH Director Issues Blunt Reality Check To People Choosing Not To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Francis Collins also slapped down a “flimsy” excuse some people are giving for not getting immunized.
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Scientists discover gene therapy provides neuroprotection to prevent glaucoma vision loss

A form of gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in mouse models of glaucoma, according to research supported by NIH's National Eye Institute. The findings suggest a way forward for developing neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma, a leading cause of visual impairment and blindness.
Tags: Science, Nih, National Eye Institute


Scott Adams deploys his 4-point test for lying.

I don't know who is right, but one of these people checked four boxes for lying:1. Word-thinking ("not gain of function")2. Attack the critic personally3. Change the topic4. Anger when trapped https://t.co/AhR8vgoJjw— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 21, 2021 ADDED: If you click through to Weinstein's series of tweets, you'll read a very sensible interpretation that seems right to me: My read on this is different. Fauci is a system creature which entails responsibilities that may take him ...
Tags: Law, US, Lying, Rand Paul, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Wuhan, Ccp, Eric Weinstein, PAUL, Scott Adams, Weinstein, Fauci, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


DRI scientists awarded NIH grant to study the formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes

Scientists with the Desert Research Institute Organic Analytical Laboratory in Reno, Nev., led by Andrey Khlystov, Ph.D., have been awarded a $1.5M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the formation of dangerous compounds by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
Tags: Health, Nih, National Institutes of Health NIH, DRI, Reno Nev, Andrey Khlystov


Dr. Fauci blasts Sen. Rand Paul in a sassy exchange

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) insinuated that Dr. Anthony Fauci was a liar today during a senate hearing. And Dr. Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden and every other American president since Ronald Regan, hit right back. "Dr. Fauci, knowing that it is a crime to lie to Congress, do you wish to retract your statement on May 11th where you claimed that the NIH never funded gain-of-function research Wuhan?" — Read the rest
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Rand Paul accused Anthony Fauci of lying to Congress about COVID-19 origins. Then, it got loud

The argument began after the Kentucky senator claimed the NIH funded research in Wuhan that made COVID-19 more transmissible and deadly.
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Graduate student receives NIH grant to study specific molecule’s role in healthy neurodevelopment

Raymundo Hernandez was always drawn to psychology - that is, until he took his first neurobiology class as an undergraduate.
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Sweetch raises $20M for a personalized engagement system designed to boost health outcomes

You’ve just sat down to dinner, and your wearable device reminds you to get up and get in your steps for the day. Maybe the app has a point, but odds are, you’ll push the notification to the side. The founders of Sweetch, an Israeli company creating its own AI-driven behavior change app, are betting that if you got that notification in a different way, you’ll be more likely to take its advice.  Yossi Bahagon, the founder of Sweetch, describes the company’s approach to digital reminders as a m...
Tags: TC, Breast Cancer, Obesity, Cdc, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Diabetes, Hypertension, United States, Healthcare, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Philips, Nih, Science and Technology


NIH leaders address how using appropriate language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma

In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society.
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NIH-funded study shows imaging after mild brain injury may predict outcomes

A new study published in JAMA Neurology suggests that certain features that appear on CT scans help predict outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patterns detected on the scans may help guide follow up treatment as well as improve recruitment and research study design for head injury clinical trials.
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Words matter: Language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say

In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. The authors define stigma as negative attitudes toward people that are based on certain distinguishing characteristics.
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NIH-funded study finds gene therapy may restore missing enzyme in rare disease

A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that gene therapy delivered into the brain may be safe and effective in treating aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency. AADC deficiency is a rare neurological disorder that develops in infancy and leads to near absent levels of certain brain chemicals, serotonin and dopamine, that are critical for movement, behavior, and sleep.
Tags: Science, Nih, Nature Communications


ED-administered high-dose buprenorphine may enhance opioid use disorder treatment outcomes

High-dose buprenorphine therapy, provided under emergency department care, is safe and well tolerated in people with opioid use disorder experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or the NIH HEAL Initiative.
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Professional development opportunities do not delay doctorate training or publications

The NIH funded academic institutions to design programs for professional development through "Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training" (BEST), which includes career panels, skill-building workshops, job-search workshops, site visits, and internships. Because doctoral training is lengthy and requires focused attention on research, some researchers feared students participating in additional training activities might diminish their research productivity or delay graduation. To find out if th...
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UCR scientists receive additional federal funding to boost research on brain injury

Earlier this year, Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor of molecular, cell and systems biology at the University of California, Riverside, received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disaster and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to further pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury.
Tags: Health, Nih, University of California Riverside, UCR, Viji Santhakumar


Researchers receive NIH grant to explore how imaging can help predict atrial fibrillation recurrence

A team led by researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University have received a $2.95 million grant over four years from the National Institutes of Health to explore how imaging can be used to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation recurrence.
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Four people in the world have a mysterious dementia. Could it hold a key to Alzheimer's?

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.Her son had not been acting himself: a sweetheart, an adoring husband and father, he had turned mean. He would leave the door to their basement open, despite having an infant, and would leave medicine for his MS in reach of the kids on the counter.But what finally proved that something was deeply, deeply wrong was the numbers.Her son had always been exceptional at math, "Susan" tells me (a pseudonym to protect her family's priva...
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COVID-19 symptoms are overlapping again with colds, flu, and seasonal allergies. Here's how to tell the difference.

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 in Montreuil, France on August 31, 2020. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Respiratory infections may become more prevalent again now that Americans are ditching their masks. Some cold or flu cases could be easily confused with a mild COVID-19 infection. Headaches and runny noses seem to be more common among recent COVID-19 cases than past ones. See more stories on Insider's business page. Measures to curb the coronavirus' spread, like ...
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NIH researchers expand Families SHARE, an educational genomics workbook

Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have developed the Families Sharing Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation (SHARE) workbook, which helps people use their family history to assess their risk for heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
Tags: Science, Nih, National Institutes of Health NIH, National Human Genome Research Institute NHGRI, Families Sharing Health Assessment


Penn scientists correct genetic blindness with single injection into the eye

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have reversed a genetic form of blindness in a patient using just one course of antisense oligonucleotide therapy, Clinical OMICS reports.The therapy, which takes aim at mutant RNA, was injected into the patient's eyes a year ago, in a trial treating Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). LCA predominantly affects the retina, leaving people with severely impaired vision from birth, accord...
Tags: Medicine, Innovation, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Nih, Biotechnology, Penn, LCA, HUNTINGTON, Duchenne, Jacobson, Leber, Scheie Eye Institute, Penn s Perelman School of Medicine, Artur V Cideciyan, Samuel G Jacobson


BU awarded T32 grant to mentor research trainees in lung biology and pulmonary sciences

Boston University School of Medicine's longest NIH-funded research training program, "Biology of the Lung: A Multi-Disciplinary Program," has been awarded a five-year, T32 grant to provide multidisciplinary training and exposure to collaborative lung biology in three scientific areas that are special strengths at Boston University: Development and Regenerative Medicine; Immunology and Infection; and Biomedical Data Sciences.
Tags: Health, Nih, Regenerative Medicine, Boston University, Boston University School of Medicine


The highly infectious Delta variant may already be dominant in the US, says leading coronavirus test lab

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be the most common coronavirus strain for new US infections, according to testing data. The data comes from Helix, a private testing firm that is partnered with the CDC. The data suggests the highly infectious Delta variant is more common than Alpha, which was previously dominant. See more stories on Insider&...
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The highly contagious Delta variant may already be the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, according to one the nation's largest testing labs

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be the most common coronavirus strain for new US infections, according to testing data. The data comes from Helix, a private testing firm that is partnered with the CDC. The data suggests the highly infectious Delta variant is more common than Alpha, which was previously dominant. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Brazil, Who, Helix, Nih, Conrad Williams, World Health Organization WHO, National Institutes of Health NIH


Ohio professor receives NIH grant to study age-related changes in motor neuron excitability

Brian Clark, Ph.D., professor of physiology and neuroscience in Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's Department of Biomedical Sciences, received a five-year, nearly $3 million National Institutes of Health grant to conduct a series of animal and human studies to better understand the mechanisms and clinical relevance of age-related changes in motor neuron excitability.
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NIH-funded adjuvant improves the efficacy India's COVID-19 vaccine

An adjuvant developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health has contributed to the success of the highly efficacious COVAXIN COVID-19 vaccine, which roughly 25 million people have received to date in India and elsewhere.
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