In a global study of myasthenia gravis, researchers found that surgical removal of an organ called the thymus reduced patients’ weakness and their need for immunosuppressive drugs.
Scientists have discovered 15 genome sites—the first ever—linked to depression in people of European ancestry.
With the youngest of the baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050, according to projections based on the most recent census data and from studies funded by NEI.
According to new research published in Nature, scientists have determined how these sexually dimorphic (occurring in either males or females) connections arise in the worm nervous system. The research was funded by NINDS.
A new study of the relationship between physical activity and cancer has shown that greater levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer.
An NIH-funded study in mice shows for the first time that high-contrast visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons regrow optic nerve fibers, otherwise known as retinal ganglion cell axons.
With assistance from high-throughput drug screening, NIH researchers have identified and tested a molecule that shows promise as a possible treatment for the rare Gaucher disease and the more common Parkinson’s disease.
Couples in which the male partner had high levels of paracetamol in his urine took longer to achieve pregnancy than couples in which the male had lower levels of the compound, according to a preliminary study.
A clinical trial in which volunteers were infected with dengue virus 6 months after receiving either an experimental dengue vaccine developed by NIH scientists or a placebo injection yielded starkly contrasting results.
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain, according to a new study funded by NCCIH.