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06/29
Umbilical cord ?milking? improves blood flow in preterm infants
For preemies delivered by C-section, technique increases blood pressure, finds NIH-funded study.…
06/29
Advance Notice: NIH Anticipates Transition to New Research Training Data Table Formats in FY 2016
Notice NOT-OD-15-112 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
06/29
Notice of Corrections PAR-14-228 "NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)"
Notice NOT-OD-15-116 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
06/25
NIH begins clinical trial of new medication for alcohol use disorder
Study will assess the safety and efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil for treating moderate to severe AU…
06/19
NIH Council of Councils Members named
New members will serve terms through October 2017.…
06/19
06/18
Researchers design placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy
NIH team and colleagues believe microdevice may improve upon existing placenta models.…
06/17
Study of Ebola survivors opens in Liberia
Trial to examine long-term health effects of Ebola virus disease.…
06/16
Panel urges innovative biomedical research to improve diagnosis and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Panel calls for more research and more opportunities for new investigators to invigorate the field.…
06/11
Study may help Department of Veteran?s Affairs find patients with high risk of suicide
Scientists were able to identify small groups of VA patients with very high, predicted suicide risk.…
06/11
NIH approves strategic vision to transform National Library of Medicine
Vision positions NLM as unifying force in biomedicine.…
06/11
NIH Common Fund launches physical activity research program
Program aims to identify molecules that contribute to a variety of health benefits.…
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Concept Clearance » Novel Strategies for Targeting HIV-CNS Reservoirs without Reactivation
The goal of this initiative is to stimulate research to identify latently infected cells in the cent…
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Concept Clearance » Reducing the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
The overall goal of this initiative is to stimulate research focused on preventing suicide and promo…
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Concept Clearance » Pragmatic Strategies for Assessing Psychotherapy Quality in Practice
This initiative is intended to support the development and testing of pragmatic tools and strategies…
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Concept Clearance » The Neural Mechanisms of Integrated Social and Emotional Representation
This initiative aims to stimulate and support research investigating the neural circuits and dynamic…
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Blog Post » Something Interesting is Happening
Dr. Insel discusses how the Precision Medicine Initiative will create a new kind of patient-driven r…
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Concept Clearance » Adult Maturational Changes and Dysfunctions in Emotion Regulation
This initiative aims to stimulate mechanistic research on how age- and sex-related changes in emotio…
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Concept Clearance » Preventing Suicide in the Juvenile Justice System
The goal of this initiative is to support research on how to use the structure and legal leverage of…
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Concept Clearance » Improving Outcomes Associated with Mental Health First Aid
The goal of this initiative is to further the evidence base for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a wi…
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Blog Post » Early BRAIN Breakthroughs
Dr. Insel blogs about recent breakthroughs from the BRAIN Initiative, which show the promise of what…
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Concept Clearance » Understanding and Addressing the Multi-Level Influences on the Use of HIV Prevention Strategies among Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
This initiative aims to: (1) enhance our understanding of the multiple factors that influence HIV pr…
07/01
Effect of brain structure and function on reward anticipation in children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder combined subtype
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with decreased ventral-striatal respo…
07/01
Examining gray matter structures associated with individual differences in global life satisfaction in a large sample of young adults
Although much attention has been directed towards life satisfaction that refers to an individual&rs…
07/01
The N170 observed 'in the wild': robust event-related potentials to faces in cluttered dynamic visual scenes
As a social species in a constantly changing environment, humans rely heavily on the informational …
07/01
Adolescent neighborhood quality predicts adult dACC response to social exclusion
Neuroimaging studies using the social-exclusion paradigm Cyberball indicate increased dorsal anteri…
07/01
Neural changes with attention bias modification for anxiety: a randomized trial
Attention bias modification (ABM) procedures typically reduce anxiety symptoms, yet little is known…
07/01
Mapping the relationship between subgenual cingulate cortex functional connectivity and depressive symptoms across adolescence
Changes in the functional connectivity of the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (SGC) have been l…
07/01
Brain activity associated with illusory correlations in animal phobia
Anxiety disorder patients were repeatedly found to overestimate the association between disorder-re…
07/01
Oxytocin increases bias, but not accuracy, in face recognition line-ups
Previous work indicates that intranasal inhalation of oxytocin improves face recognition skills, ra…
07/01
Task-dependent and distinct roles of the temporoparietal junction and inferior frontal cortex in the control of imitation
The control of neurological networks supporting social cognition is crucially important for social …
07/01
Spontaneous default mode network phase-locking moderates performance perceptions under stereotype threat
This study assessed whether individual differences in self-oriented neural processing were associat…
07/01
Neural correlates of generation and inhibition of verbal association patterns in mood disorders
Objectives: Thought disorders such as rumination or flight of ideas are frequent in patients with m…
07/01
Neural responses to maternal criticism in healthy youth
Parental criticism can have positive and negative effects on children’s and adolescents&rsquo…
07/01
The influence of oxytocin on volitional and emotional ambivalence
Moral decisions and social relationships are often characterized by strong feelings of ambivalence …
07/01
The effect of context on responses to racially ambiguous faces: changes in perception and evaluation
Reactions to individuals who possess features associated with multiple racial groups may be particu…
06/30
MRI Contract Agents May Leave Result in Metal Gadolinium Deposits in Brain: Study
… to improve test results from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may leave deposits of &#8230…
06/30
Chronic depression shrinks brain's memories and emotions
… them to examine the brain magnetic resonance imaging data of 8,927 people ……
06/30
Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical Alzheimer's disease
Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least…
06/30
What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?
While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on …
06/30
UCLA partners in new Congo Basin Institute ? a ?game-changer? for environmental protection
The Congo Basin Institute in Cameroon will provide a one-of-a-kind center to address the challenges …
06/30
How small genetic change in Yersinia pestis changed human history
While studying Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for epidemics of plague such as the Black D…
06/30
Innovative imaging study shows that the spinal cord learns on its own
The spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain, according to an…
06/29
It?s Summer and Your Brain Knows It
Researchers have discovered an important mechanism which allows animals to effectively track seasona…
06/29
Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain
… imaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The …
06/29
The inside story: MRI imaging shows how plants can inspire new engineering materials Society for Experimental Biology
… (plant ramifications). The method uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study how vascu…
06/29
Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be
Scans demonstrating brain network connectivity could be used to predict the long-term response of pa…
06/29
Brain MRI Shows Acupuncture Relieves Migraines
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals that acupuncture prevents ……
06/29
What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?
While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on …
06/29
Molecular basis for 5-carboxycytosine recognition by RNA polymerase II elongation complex
DNA methylation at selective cytosine residues (5-methylcytosine (5mC)) and their removal by TET-med…
06/26
Dr. Alan Felsenfeld appointed chair of American Dental Association commission
Dr. Alan Felsenfeld, a professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was appointed chair of the America…
06/26
How does the brain recognize faces from minimal information?
Higher brain regions are only activated when predictions are falseOur brain recognizes objects withi…
06/26
Three simple rules govern complex brain circuit in fly
Think the nest of cables under your desk is bad? Try keeping the trillions of connections crisscross…
06/26
Targeting nerve endings to curb allergic asthma
New treatment approach could break a vicious cycle of neuro-immune signalingFig 1 F/G: Activation of…
06/26
Angela Jakubowski of Restorative Interventions to be Featured on CUTV News Radio
NEW CUMBERLAND , PENNSYLVANIA, USA, June 26, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Living with addicti…
06/26
MRI scans show how almost dying in plane crash affects your brain
… they were inside a function magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The scientists also …
06/22
Redox rhythm reinforces the circadian clock to gate immune response
Recent studies have shown that in addition to the transcriptional circadian clock, many organisms, i…
06/22
Impermanence of dendritic spines in live adult CA1 hippocampus
The mammalian hippocampus is crucial for episodic memory formation and transiently retains informati…
06/18
06/17
Spatiotemporal control of a novel synaptic organizer molecule
Synapse formation is a process tightly controlled in space and time. How gene regulatory mechanisms …
06/17
Single-cell chromatin accessibility reveals principles of regulatory variation
Cell-to-cell variation is a universal feature of life that affects a wide range of biological phenom…
06/15
ROCKETSHIP: a flexible and modular software tool for the planning, processing and analysis of dynamic MRI studies
Background: Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) is a promising technique …
06/14
Quantitative Mapping of Human Brain Vertical?Occipital Fasciculus
CONCLUSIONWe believe that our work will pave the way for future imaging studies investigating VOF in…
06/08
HDL-bound sphingosine-1-phosphate restrains lymphopoiesis and neuroinflammation
Lipid mediators influence immunity in myriad ways. For example, circulating sphingosine-1-phosphate …
06/02
Hybrid SPECT/CT for the assessment of a painful hip after uncemented total hip arthroplasty
Background: The diagnosis of hip pain after total hip replacement (THR) represents a highly challeng…
06/01
I know what I will see: action-specific motor preparation activity in a passive observation task
Literature on mirror neurons has shown that seeing someone preparing to move generates in the motor…
06/01
Neural correlates of action perception at the onset of functional grasping
Event-related potentials were recorded while infants observe congruent or incongruent grasping acti…
06/01
Influence of COMT genotype and affective distractors on the processing of self-generated thought
The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme is a major determinant of prefrontal dopamine levels…
06/01
Fearfulness moderates the link between childhood social withdrawal and adolescent reward response
Withdrawal from peers during childhood may reflect disruptions in reward functioning that heighten …
06/01
Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels
One of the characteristics of the central nervous system is the lack of a classical lymphatic draina…
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