Health

HIV vaccine elicits antibodies in animals that neutralize dozens of HIV strains

An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site on HIV elicited antibodies in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys that neutralize dozens of HIV strains from around the world. On June 4, the findings were reported in the journal...

World Bank launches Sustainable Development Bond to Focus Attention on Improving the Health and Nutrition of Women, Children and Adolescents

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) has issued a CAD 60 million 10-year Eurobond that raises funds for its sustainable development activities around the world. Japan Post Insurance was the sole...

NCI-MATCH precision medicine clinical trial releases new findings, strengthens path forward for targeted cancer therapies

The National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) trial, the largest precision medicine trial of its kind, has achieved a milestone with the release of results from several treatment arms, or sub-studies, of the trial....

Bigger human brain prioritizes thinking hub – at a cost

Some human brains are nearly twice the size of others – but how might that matter? Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and their NIH grant-funded colleagues have discovered that these differences in size are related to the...

Even a shark’s electrical “sixth sense” may be tuned to attack

Imagine having superhuman hearing. You’re at a noisy, cocktail party and yet your ears can detect normally inaudible sounds made by your friends’ muscles as they lean in to dish the latest gossip. But, unlike normal hearing, each of these sounds...

June 1: No More Formaldehyde In Wood Products Made, Sold In U.S.

This Friday is a big day for American consumers — and most don’t even realize it. As of June 1, 2018, it is illegal to manufacture or import composite wood products in the United States if they contain excessive amounts of formaldehyde.

NIH scientists show how tularemia bacteria trick cells to cause disease

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A female Aedes mosquito.

Insufficient vitamin D linked to miscarriage among women with prior pregnancy loss

Among women planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to become pregnant and have a live birth, compared to women with insufficient levels of the vitamin, according to an analysis by...

NIH researchers identify how eye loss occurs in blind cavefish

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Photographs of Astyanax mexicanus, surface form with eyes (top) and cave form without eyes (bottom).

Self-tuning brain implant could help treat patients with Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. This study describes the first fully implanted DBS system that uses feedback from...