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05/11/2020

NIH researchers identify gene in mice that controls food cravings, desire to exercise

The gene, Prkar2a, is highly expressed in a tiny brain region involved in responses to pain, stress, anxiety, sleep and reward. Read More

05/11/2020

The gut trains the immune system to protect the brain

Gut-trained immune cells at CNS borders guard against meningitis and other infections. Read More

03/11/2020

Neighborhood conditions associated with children’s cognitive function

NIH-funded research from ABCD Study finds association despite household income. Read More

28/10/2020

NIH scientists discover key pathway in lysosomes that coronaviruses use to exit cells

Targeting cells’ ‘trash compactor’ could lead to new antiviral strategy to fight COVID-19. Read More

27/10/2020

Scientists use clues in the human genome to discover new inflammatory syndrome

Study used a “search the genome” approach to reveal how mutations in a gene called UBA1 are associated with inflammatory diseases. Read More

27/10/2020

Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth

NIH study suggests women with mood disorders, gestational diabetes may have a higher risk. Read More

23/10/2020

Plant compound reduces cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome

Mice treated with apigenin had better memory and developmental milestone scores. Read More

22/10/2020

Scientists use gene therapy and a novel light-sensing protein to restore vision in mice

NIH-funded therapy will now be tested in humans. Read More

19/10/2020

Study discovers gene that helps us know when it’s time to urinate

Results suggest ‘sixth sense’ PIEZO2 gene may help body sense a full urinary bladder. Read More

19/10/2020

NIH study tests a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities

COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities. Read More