NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

A Better Treatment for Cat Allergies?

An NIH study found an experimental approach added to allergy shots—a standard cat allergy treatment—made it more effective and faster acting, and the benefits persisted for a year after treatment ended.

Two Diabetes Drugs Outperformed Others in Clinical Trial

In a large, NIDDK-funded clinical trial comparing commonly used type 2 diabetes medications, researchers found that insulin glargine and liraglutide performed the best of four medications FDA-approved to maintain blood glucose levels in the recommended range.

Novel Blood Test Evaluates Severity in Rare Lung Disease

NIH researchers have found that a novel blood test can easily evaluate disease severity in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and predict survivability. PAH is a rare, life-threatening condition that causes unexplained high blood pressure in the lungs.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

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