Health

NIH scientists develop novel technique to study brain disease

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The striatum, part of the brain’s basal ganglia, is involved in movement control. Using the SRFP...

19 Dead in Latest Congo Ebola Outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 19 people, according to the World Health Organization.

A total of 39 cases have been reported in the northwestern Equateur province, the WHO said Monday. The infected include...

Study upends conventional view of opioid mechanism of action

A new discovery shows that opioids used to treat pain, such as morphine and oxycodone, produce their effects by binding to receptors inside neurons, contrary to conventional wisdom that they acted only on the same surface receptors as endogenous...

More than one day of early-pregnancy bleeding linked to lower birthweight

Women who experience vaginal bleeding for more than one day during the first trimester of pregnancy may be more likely to have a smaller baby, compared to women who do not experience bleeding in the first trimester, suggest researchers at the National...

Half of mental health facilities and a third of substance abuse treatment facilities have smoke-free campuses

About half of mental health (49%) and a third of substance abuse treatment facilities (35%) reported having smoke-free campuses in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Scientists uncover brain circuits behind putting up a fight or freezing in place

In a study of mice, National Institutes of Health-funded researchers describe a new circuit involved in fine-tuning the brain’s decision either to hide or confront threats. The study, was partially funded by the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing...

Medical Teams Work to Contain Ebola Outbreak in DRC

Medical teams from the World Health Organization arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo to combat a new Ebola virus outbreak, as government officials in the region put plans in place to contain the outbreak.

Despite mutations in Makona Ebola virus, disease consistent in mice, monkeys

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Better together: Merged microscope offers unprecedented look at biological processes in living cells

Scientists at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have combined two different microscope technologies to create sharper images of rapidly moving processes inside a cell. NIBIB is part of the National Institutes of...

Project Signing : Government of India and World Bank Sign Agreement for Additional Financing to India’s National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan) to 315 Districts across all States and UTs

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The agreement for the Project was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary, Department of...