A selection of posts from around the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Family

NIH research program to explore the transition from acute to chronic pain  |  News Releases for National Institutes of Health (NIH). | 28 August 2018

Opening lines:

‘The National Institutes of Health has launched the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) program to investigate the biological characteristics underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain. The effort will also seek to determine the mechanisms that make some people susceptible and others resilient to the development of chronic pain’

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The A2CPS program is supported by the NIH Common Fund and is managed by a trans‐NIH working group representing multiple NIH Institutes and Centers, led by the Office of the Director, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


HIV/AIDS research yields dividends across medical fields |  |  News Releases for National Institutes of Health (NIH). | 28 August 2018

Nearly four decades of study has propelled advances in heart disease, hepatitis, cancer and other diseases.

EXP2 protein helps deadliest malaria parasite obtain nutrients during infection  |  News Releases for National Institutes of Health (NIH). | 27 August 2018


NIH study identifies potential new target for malaria drug development.
Nature Microbiology. 10.1038/s41564-018-0222-7
‘This press release describes a basic research finding. Basic research increases our understanding of human behavior and biology, which is foundational to advancing new and better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Science is an unpredictable and incremental process — each research advance builds on past discoveries, often in unexpected ways. Most clinical advances would not be possible without the knowledge of fundamental basic research.’ 
From the webpage in reference to this research study

Researchers unearth secret tunnels between the skull and the brain |  News Releases for National Institutes of Health (NIH). | 27 August 2018

NIH-funded study suggests immune cells rush through channels to get to injured tissue quickly.

This study was supported by NINDS (NS084863) and the NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (HL139598).

The NINDS is the nation’s leading funder of research on the brain and nervous system. The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

DOI: 10.1038/s41593-018-0213-2

Blood test may identify gestational diabetes risk in first trimester | News Releases for National Institutes of Health (NIH). | 16 August 2018

NIH analysis suggests early screening could allow for lifestyle changes before condition develops.

Opening paragraph:
‘A blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational diabetes, a pregnancy-related condition that poses potentially serious health risks for mothers and infants, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The study appears in Scientific Reports.’

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Register for Chronic Pain: The Science of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health sent this bulletin at 08/15/2018 01:56 PM EDT

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a research symposium on chronic pain, as well as network with colleagues. Join us Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Boston, MA in advance of the World Congress on Pain. You can register for the symposium even if you’re not attending the Congress. The cost is only $20.

There will be a great lineup of speakers and topics

Follow this link to find out more  >>>

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, USA.gov
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892






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