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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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Varmus Stepping Down as Director of NIH’s National Cancer Institute

Harold Varmus, M.D., leaving post as NCI Director after serving for nearly five years.

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NIH-led effort launches Big Data portal for Alzheimer’s drug discovery

Innovative collaboration, rapid data-sharing opens research to wider community.

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Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain

NIH-funded study helps understand how brain remembers everyday sensations.


Liberia-U.S. clinical research partnership opens trial to test Ebola treatments

Initial study will evaluate experimental drug cocktail ZMapp.


NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project

Better understanding of the placenta promises to improve the health of mothers and children.


NIBIB launches Want to Be a Bioengineer? game app

Game introduces students to real-life examples of how bioengineers are improving people’s lives.


Rare Disease Day at NIH to feature community building and research advances

Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million people in the United States.


Data on children’s use of complementary health approaches

Telebriefing and online presentation for members of the media.


Study finds peanut consumption in infancy prevents peanut allergy

NIH-funded trial compares consumption and avoidance of peanut.


Molecule hijacks enzyme to boost alcohol metabolism

An experimental compound empowers an enzyme to help process a toxic metabolite of alcohol.


NIH-supported clinical trials to evaluate long-acting, injectable antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection

The trial will be conducted in South Africa, the United States and Zimbabwe.


NIH-funded scientists create potential long-acting HIV therapeutic

New molecule also might prevent HIV infection.


NIH-sponsored HIV vaccine trial launches in South Africa

Early-stage trial aims to build on RV144 results.


NIH expands key tuberculosis research program

wards over seven years will fund four institutions that will act as a collaborative network.


Eylea outperforms other drugs for diabetic macular edema with moderate or worse vision loss

Lucentis and Avastin perform similarly to Eylea when vision loss is mild, NIH study shows.


Stillbirth may increase women’s long term risk for depression

NIH-funded network study finds risk even for women with no history of depression.


NIH-supported researchers map epigenome of more than 100 tissue and cell types

New maps of the human epigenome may further unravel the complex links between DNA and disease.