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Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests

Iodine is used by the body to regulate metabolism, bone growth, and brain development in children. Read More


MERS antibodies produced in cattle safe, treatment well tolerated in Phase 1 trial

Since 2012, the MERS coronavirus has spread to 27 countries and sickened more than 2,000 people Read More


DASH ranked Best Diet Overall for eighth year in a row by U.S. News and World Report

Diet helps people prevent and treat high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol. Read More


Cellular barcoding helps scientists understand the behavior of stem cells

Use of labeling technology in mice leads to discoveries in process of natural blood formation. Read More


Stem cell transplant for severe scleroderma improves survival, quality of life

NIH-funded study finds transplantation superior to treatment with immune-suppressing drug. Read More


NIH discovery brings stem cell therapy for eye disease closer to the clinic

Stem cell-derived retinal cells need primary cilia to support survival of light-sensing photoreceptors. Read More


Zika remains a research and public health challenge, say NIAID scientists

The virus has become established in more than 80 countries, infected millions of people, and left many babies with birth defects. Read More


Chemical from cactus-like plant shows promise in controlling surgical pain, while leaving touch and coordination intact, rat study shows

Plant molecule could be used to block postoperative incisional pain. Read More


Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan

Using fruit flies, NIH researchers provide molecular basis for theory of aging. Read More


NIH study uncovers clues about why common cancer drug causes hearing loss

Researchers find target to protect hearing during chemotherapy treatment. Read More