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Scientists funded by the NIH have developed a new way to identify the state and fate of individual stem cells earlier than previously possible. Learn more at NIBIB:
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By following 60 people through their everyday lives, NIBIB-funded researchers at Stanford found that smart watches and other personal biosensor devices can help flag when people have colds and even signal the onset of complex conditions like Lyme disease and diabetes. Learn more at ScienceDaily:
Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study indicates that this is possible. By following 60 people through their everyday lives, researchers found that smart watches and other personal biosensor devices can help flag when people have colds and even signal the onset of complex conditions like Lyme disease and diabetes.
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After a stroke, patients typically have trouble walking and few are able to regain the gait they had before suffering a stroke. Researchers funded by NIBIB have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke. Learn more at NIBIB:
Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke.
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For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranked the NIH-developed DASH Diet “best overall” diet. With its focus on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins, the diet also ranked as the best for healthy eating, and tied as the best for heart disease prevention. http://1.usa.gov/1ObH5OD
The best diets are easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and preventing diabetes and heart disease.
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Tattoos aren’t just for body art. They can have medical applications, too. Doctors are using them on patients to mark an area for future treatment — particularly for non-melanoma skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma — but the inks can cause problems. Now NIBIB-funded scientists have developed a better solution. Learn more at ACS:
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NIBIB-funded researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have invented a transistor-like threshold sensor that can illuminate cancer tissue, helping surgeons more accurately distinguish cancerous from normal tissue. Learn more at UT Southwestern:
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Millions of Americans now head out the door each day wearing devices that count their steps, check their heart rates, and help them stay fit in general. But with further research, these “wearables” could also play an important role in the early detection of serious medical conditions. Learn more at the NIH Director's Blog:
Millions of Americans now head out the door each day wearing devices that count their steps, check their heart rates, and help them stay fit in general. But with further research, these “wearables”…
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The journal Science announced its annual compendium of scientific Breakthroughs of the Year. Take a quick look of some of the breakthroughs that directly involved NIH support at the NIH Director's Blog:
Happy New Year! While everyone was busy getting ready for the holidays, the journal Science announced its annual compendium of scientific Breakthroughs of the Year. If you missed it, the winner for…
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Breast cancer metastasis, the process by which cancer spreads, may be prevented through the new use of a class of drugs developed by NIH-funded researchers at Mayo Clinic. Learn more at Mayo Clinic:
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Breast cancer metastasis, the process by which [...]
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Using pluripotent stem cells NIBIB-funded researchers were able to generate human stomach tissues in a petri dish that produce acid and digestive enzymes. Learn more at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center:
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NIBIB-funded researchers at the University of Michigan have had initial success in mice using nanodiscs to deliver a customized therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of colon and melanoma cancer tumors. Learn more at the University of Michigan:
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Motivated by the tribulations of hemophilia patients and their families, NIBIB-funded researchers are working to develop a pill to treat this serious inherited bleeding disorder. Learn more at NIBIB:
Motivated by the tribulations of hemophilia patients and their families, NIBIB-funded researchers are working to develop a pill to treat this serious inherited bleeding disorder. Oral delivery of the treatment--clotting factor IX--would allow individuals with type B hemophilia to swallow a pill rather than be subjected to several weekly injections of factor IX to control potentially fatal bleeding episodes.
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