NIH-funded researchers delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in rodents by injecting them with a second-generation drug designed to silence the gene superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1).
The incidence of tickborne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade.
Mutations in the gene LRRK2 have been linked to about 3 percent of Parkinson’s disease cases.
In youth with impaired glucose tolerance or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, neither initial treatment with long-acting insulin followed by the drug metformin, nor metformin alone preserved the body’s ability to make insulin.
Young women with high body fat have a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause, according to scientists at NIH and their collaborators.
A small-molecule drug is one of the first to preserve hearing in a mouse model of an inherited form of progressive human deafness, report investigators at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and NIDCD.
Analysis of large data sets from post-mortem brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer’s disease has revealed new evidence that viral species, particularly herpesviruses, may have a role in Alzheimer’s disease biology.
Teenage drivers are 8 times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first 3 months after getting a driver’s license, compared to the previous 3 months on a learner’s permit, suggests a study led by NICHD.
Following head injury, the protective lining that surrounds the brain may get a little help from its friends: immune cells that spring into action to assist with repairs.
Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by NIH.