Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tag Archives: National Institutes of Health

GRU Cancer Center Director testifies on disparity issues

Dr. Samir N. Khleif

Dr. Samir N. Khleif, Director at the GRU Cancer Center, participated today in an open hearing of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education ... Read More »

Low levels of oxygen, nitric oxide worsen sickle cell disease

Low levels of both oxygen and the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide appear to have an unfortunate synergy for patients with sickle cell disease, researchers report. Their studies indicate ... Read More »

Researchers look for culprit behind oral health problems in HIV-positive patients


Researchers want to help HIV-positive patients live better by understanding why their essentially dormant infection is still wreaking havoc in their mouth. Even with meticulous dental hygiene, tooth decay and ... Read More »

Brilliant blue G may shine in treating traumatic brain injuries


A close cousin of the dye that makes fabric, M&M’s and sports drinks blue may improve recovery from traumatic brain injuries. Falls, motor vehicle accidents, collisions, assaults, and war injuries ... Read More »

Adolescents’ salt intake correlates with obesity, inflammation

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Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults – some more than twice the recommended daily allowance – and that high sodium intake correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of ... Read More »

Two players produce destructive cascade of diabetic retinopathy


The retina can be bombarded by reactive oxygen species in diabetes, prompting events that destroy healthy blood vessels, form leaky new ones and ruin vision. Now researchers have learned that ... Read More »

GRU ranking for NIH funding increases

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Among 139 U.S. medical schools, the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University has moved into the top half in federal funding received for research. MCG ... Read More »

Finding about classic suppressor of immunity points toward new therapies for bad infections


A well-documented suppressor of immunity that’s used by fetuses and tumors alike, just may be able to change its spots, researchers report. In the face of a significant bacterial infection, ... Read More »

New cause found for muscle-weakening disease myasthenia gravis

An antibody to a protein critical to enabling the brain to talk to muscles has been identified as a cause of myasthenia gravis, researchers report. The finding that an antibody ... Read More »

Simple steps may identify patients that hold onto excess sodium

Getting a second urine sample and blood pressure measure as patients head out of the doctor’s office appears an efficient way to identify those whose health may be in jeopardy ... Read More »