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  • This holiday season, resolve to learn about your family health history December 10, 2014
    Family gatherings at the holidays are the perfect time to learn more about your family's health history. A few thoughtful questions can go a long way to revealing how you can work to prevent future disease and improve your health.
  • NHGRI and Social Media December 2, 2014
    In this month's Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green describes NHGRI's use of social media to spread messages about the institute and genomics. He also highlights an event for military families at the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibition in San Diego; recent publications from the Mouse ENCODE Project; and the new chief of NHGRI's Genomic Hea […]
  • Robert Wildin, M.D., joins NHGRI as chief of the Genomic Healthcare Branch December 1, 2014
    On November 10, Robert Wildin, M.D., a clinical geneticist with nearly three decades of experience in private and hospital-based medical practice, joined NHGRI as chief of the Genomic Healthcare Branch (GHB). As GHB chief, Dr. Wildin will provide leadership in promoting the integration of genomic discoveries into clinical and public health practice.

  • Drug Improves Function in Rats with Spinal Cord Injuries December 15, 2014
    Researchers developed a drug that allows spinal cord neurons to grow after injury, improving movement and bladder function. The approach may lead to treatments for paralysis and other conditions.
  • Ebola Vaccine Prompts Immune Response December 15, 2014
    An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it.
  • Unsafe Infant Bedding Use Still Common December 15, 2014
    Despite recommendations against the practice, many infants are still placed to sleep with bedding that increases the risk of suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome.

  • Tomorrow's tech-most-wanted at Eureka Park December 17, 2014
    Detailed exhibit information, media contacts and images available for companies and centers.Smarter home systems, better batteries, more wearable tech, and totally outside-the-box electronics with the potential to usher in the next generation of high-tech living can be ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133651&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 […]
  • Ebola, Dengue fever, Lyme disease: The growing economic cost of infectious diseases December 16, 2014
    The following is part 13 in a series on the NSF-NIH-USDA Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) Program. See parts: one, two, three,
  • Back to the future? Past global warming period echoes today's December 15, 2014
    The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth's climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to the atmosphere, researchers have found.The findings mean that the so-called Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, or PETM, can provide clues to the future […]

  • LSDF announces $1.2 million in grants to foster advancement of promising health-related technologies December 18, 2014
    The Life Sciences Discovery Fund today announced $1.2 million in Proof of Concept grants to Washington-based organizations to foster the advancement of promising health-related technologies to commercial products. Also announced were two commercialization-focused awards, totaling $600,000, through a new funding program requiring external cash matching.
  • Findings show effective treatment for type 1 diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemia December 18, 2014
    Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvan […]
  • TUM researchers discover new mechanism for regulating programmed cell death December 18, 2014
    Programmed cell death is a mechanism that causes defective and potentially harmful cells to destroy themselves. It serves a number of purposes in the body, including the prevention of malignant tumor growth. Now, researchers at Technische Universität München have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for regulating programmed cell death.