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NIH Health Research

A weekly summary of research developments and discoveries at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  1. Researchers discovered that the awake resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of a new skill being learned.
  2. Researchers found that a drug called TEMPOL can shut down a key enzyme that the SARS-CoV-2 virus needs to copy itself.
  3. Researchers treated sickle cell disease in mice by directly editing the defective hemoglobin gene that causes the disease.
  4. Older, frail adults with heart failure who participated in a personalized physical rehab program improved their endurance, strength, balance, and quality of life.
  5. Research revealed how certain mutations in circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants allow the virus to avoid neutralization by many antibodies.
  6. Researchers identified clusters of brain cells that compete to promote either the persistence or disappearance of fearful memories.
  7. Gene therapy restored immune system function to children with an inherited immune disorder with fewer side effects than existing therapies.
  8. A study found that placing tympanostomy tubes in young children did not reduce the overall number of ear infections any more than oral antibiotic treatment.
  9. Researchers used an airway-on-a-chip that mimics living lung tissue to screen approved drugs for use against SARS-CoV-2.
  10. Researchers developed a system for people with paralysis that quickly translates brain signals for handwriting into text.

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