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Drug halts organ damage in inflammatory genetic disorder

A new study shows that Kineret (anakinra), a medication approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in stopping the progression of organ damage in people with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID). This rare and debilitating genetic disorder causes persistent inflammation and ongoing tissue damage. The research was performed by scientists at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health.


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Research consortium including NIH proposes diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia

Condition leads to disability in many older adults.


Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder

Discovery by NIH-supported researchers may lead to diagnostic test, treatment.


Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox to serve as Acting Director of NIMHD

Her appointment follows the retirement of Dr. John Ruffin.


Unexpected protein partnership has implications for cancer treatment

NIH scientists find unusual method that may alter tumor growth.


GuLF STUDY gears up for second round of health exams

Research continues four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Too much protein may kill brain cells as Parkinson's progresses

NIH-funded study on key Parkinson's gene finds a possible new target for monitoring the disease.


NIH funds influenza research and surveillance network

NIAID-supported centers integrate research to improve pandemic preparedness.


Drug does not improve set of cardiovascular outcomes for diastolic heart failure

NIH-supported study finds drug does appear to reduce hospitalizations for diastolic heart failure


Spinal stimulation helps four patients with paraplegia regain voluntary movement

Groundbreaking results bring new hope for those with spinal cord injury – NIH study.


NIAAA Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month 2014

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much.


NIH-funded atlas details gene activity of the prenatal human brain, offers clues to psychiatric disorders

A comprehensive three-dimensional atlas of the developing human brain that incorporates gene activity along with anatomical reference atlases and neuroimaging data has released its first major report online today in Nature.


Aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss, NIH study finds

Increased live birth rate in subgroup of participants.