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Female Mouse Embryos Actively Remove Male Reproductive Systems

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0400

NIH researchers reveal novel insights into how sex-specific reproductive systems arise A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. The discovery, which appeared August 18 in the journal Science, changes the long-standing bel...

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals, NIH Study Suggests

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to an innovative study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The researchers studied twins to control genetic influences and focus on possible en...

NIH Research Improves Health for People with Asthma

Mon, 1 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been increasing, resulting in millions of urgent medical visits and missed days of work and school each year. Asthma is a chronic, and sometimes fatal, disease ...

Antidepressant May Enhance Drug Delivery to the Brain

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

NIH rat study suggests amitriptyline temporarily inhibits the blood-brain barrier, allowing drugs to enter the brain. New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the brain by inhibiting the blood-brain barrier in rats. The blood-brain barrier serves as...

Female Menstrual Cycle in a Dish

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Seven Substances Added to 14th Report on Carcinogens

Thu, 3 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Five viruses, a chemical, and a metallic element listed in new HHS report Today's release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), and the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo, are being added...

NIH Study Determines Key Differences Between Allergic and Non-allergic Dust Mite Proteins

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Finding may lead to better therapies for individuals with dust mite allergies Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have determined what differentiates dust mite allergens from the non-allergen proteins dust mites produce. According to the researchers, dust mite allergens are more chemically stable and produced in larger quantities than other dust mite proteins. This study is the fir...