NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy Infants who sleep longer through the night and with fewer interruptions may be less likely to become overweight during their first six months of life, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP . While the research only showed a link – not a cause...
Researchers found survival rates for heart transplant surgeries have improved since 2003-2007. They note increased acceptance and use of hearts donated by people who had hepatitis C or who died from a drug overdose may help more patients waiting for heart transplants.
As the pandemic changed how people bought food in 2020, a growing number of young adults in Minnesota – about one in three – faced challenges with having enough food to eat. A survey identifies barriers and potential solutions to food access.
After partnering with 831 medical residents, researchers found early risers took a few days to adjust to daylight saving time. However, those wired to go to sleep and wake up later had a harder time adjusting to the time change a week later.
Among 1,194 pregnant women in Boston, those who had optimal levels of manganese and selenium, which is often found in nuts, fish, and brown rice, were more likely to have children with lower levels of systolic blood pressure as they reached infancy and adolescence.
To provide patients with a non-invasive solution for temporary cardiac support, researchers created a prototype for a tiny pacemaker that can dissolve after a few days or several weeks. The model weighs less than half a gram and contains no wires, leads, or batteries.
After studying antibody levels in 328 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, researchers identified patterns associated with severe inflammation and illness, such as the need for assisted breathing support. This research supports larger efforts to develop targeted treatment.
Biological age provides insight about a person’s health status and guides research about therapeutic targets for age-related conditions, including heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Markers of age-related inflammation are now helping researchers advance this process.
After studying biomarkers and stool samples in children who had multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) or COVID-19, researchers identified a pathway involved in gut permeability that may prolong COVID-19 illness and respond to a therapy that’s being tested for celiac disease.
Every day researchers across NIH use an array of imaging technologies and equipment to help them make new scientific discoveries. However, over the last 10-15 years, a massive explosion in the use of Cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) – a technique that allows the direct imaging of proteins within cells – has revolutionized the way scientists do...