Tag: National Institutes of Health

Ebola antibody treatment, produced in plants, protects monkeys from lethal disease: Even 48 hours after exposure

“antiviral compound prevents Ebola virus infection with limited to no morbidity in treated animals at any point of treatment following infection by this lethal virus” CNO: Re-Posting at request from October 15, 2012 Contact: Caree Vander Linden caree.vanderlinden@us.army.mil US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases A new Ebola […]

Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 24-Jul-2014 Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, […]

How to erase a memory — and restore it

  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.   The study, published in the June 1 advanced online issue of the journal Nature, is the first to show the […]

Aging really is ‘in your head’

  Scientists answer hotly debated questions about how calorie restriction delays aging process September 3, 2013 By Lee Phillion   Among scientists, the role of proteins called sirtuins in enhancing longevity has been hotly debated, driven by contradictory results from many different scientists. But new research at Washington […]

Investigation into safety of new diabetes drugs — will manufacturers release their data?

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmj.com 44-207-383-6529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Joint BMJ/Channel 4 Dispatches investigation The BMJ and Channel 4 Dispatches investigated and found that evidence suggesting potential harm from the drugs in industry studies has not been published. Some independent studies challenge the conclusions of the drugs manufacturers’ own […]

12-months of treatment with ADHD drugs increases dopamine transporters in some brain regions by 24%

Contact: Souri Somphanith onepress@plos.org 415-624-1217 x199 Public Library of Science Long-term ADHD treatment increases brain dopamine transporter levels, may affect drug efficacy 12-month treatment may impact adult ADHD patients’ response to methylphenidate Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of […]

Troubling levels of toxic metals found in lipstick

Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley — A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss may cause you to pause before puckering. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses […]

Building healthy bones takes guts : Lactobacillus reuteri, significant increase in bone density after four weeks

Building healthy bones takes guts Contact(s): Andy McGlashen Media Communications office: (517) 355-5158 cell: (517) 420-1908 andy.mcglashen@cabs.msu.edu, Laura McCabe Physiology and Radiology office: (517) 884-5152 mccabel@msu.edu In what could be an early step toward new treatments for people with osteoporosis, scientists at Michigan State University report that a […]

Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

EEV:  25-hydroxycholesterol/Statin? Contact: Enrique Rivero erivero@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2273 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, […]

Mount Sinai researchers discover how the flu virus tells time; Hides 8 hours in the Cell, then in 48 hours becomes infectious

Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office newsmedia@mssm.edu 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Discovery provides new targets for antiviral drugs and vaccine designs Scientists have discovered that that the flu virus can essentially tell time, thereby giving scientists the ability to reset the virus’ […]

Light exposure during pregnancy key to normal eye development

Contact: Nick Miller nicholas.miller@cchmc.org 513-803-6035 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Contact: Jason Bardi jason.bardi@ucsf.edu 415-502-4608 University of California, San Francisco CINCINNATI – New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the […]