A phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults. A report published Sept. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the findings from the study, which was supported by NIAID.
Researchers confirm that about 14 percent of all cases of cerebral palsy, a disabling brain disorder for which there are no cures, may be linked to a patient’s genes and suggest that many of those genes control how brain circuits become wired during early development.
Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine rose sharply in the past 3 years among college-age (19-22 years old) adults, according to 2019 survey results from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study.
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, write the directors of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers Network, a nationwide group funded by NICHD.
A collaborative study conducted by scientists from NIH, the Department of Defense and multiple academic institutions has identified blood biomarkers that could help predict which athletes need additional time to recover from a sports-related concussion.
In a study published in PNAS, researchers used conservation biology and genomics to discover that the New Guinea singing dog, thought to be extinct for 50 years, still thrives.
NHGRI researchers have produced the first end-to-end DNA sequence of a human chromosome. The research will enable researchers to produce a complete sequence of the human genome
According to a new study led by researchers at NCI, mortality rates from the most common lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), have fallen sharply in the United States in recent years, due primarily to recent advances in treatment.
Opioid use among women trying to conceive may be associated with a lower chance of pregnancy, suggests an NIH study. Moreover, opioid use in early pregnancy may be associated with a greater chance of pregnancy loss.
A scientific analysis of more than 2,000 brain scans found evidence for highly reproducible sex differences in the volume of certain regions in the human brain.