NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Targeted Antibiotic Shows Promise Against Lyme

Researchers found that a neglected antibiotic called hygromycin A selectively kills Borelliella burgdorferi, the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The antibiotic was able to treat Lyme disease in mice without disrupting the microbiome.

Could Water Pill Be Treatment for Alzheimer’s?

A commonly available FDA-approved oral diuretic pill may be a potential candidate for an Alzheimer’s disease treatment for those who are at genetic risk, according to findings published in Nature Aging.

Meth Overdose Deaths Surge

Overdose deaths involving methamphetamine nearly tripled from 2015 to 2019 among people ages 18-64 in the U.S., according to a NIDA study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Infection Hinders Blood Vessel Repair after TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other injuries to blood vessels in the brain, like stroke, are a leading cause of long-term disability or death. NINDS researchers have found a possible explanation for why some patients recover much more poorly from brain injury if they later become infected.

The NIH Record

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

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