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A weekly summary of research developments and discoveries at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Machine learning identifies suicidal youth
Researchers used machine learning to analyze brain images and identify people with suicidal thoughts. The approach could be used to assess suicide risk and monitor response to treatments.
Brain activity ripples linked to creation of long-term memories
A study in lab animals showed that communication between two brain regions may be needed for the formation of long-term memories.
CRISPR technology adapted to edit RNA
Researchers designed a highly specific RNA editing system based on the CRISPR/Cas gene editing technology. The study suggests a potential alternative to gene therapy.
Structure guides design of dopamine receptor binding compound
The structure of a brain receptor for dopamine guided the design of a compound that activates it specifically. The approach could lead to psychiatric drugs with fewer side effects.
Hydrogel-grown tissues speed wound healing in mouse colon
An injectable hydrogel grew intestine-like tissues and accelerated wound healing in the intestines of mice. The findings suggest new treatments for diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Experience shapes mouse fighting and mating behaviors
Scientists identified brain activity that influences how a mouse responds when it meets an intruder mouse, a response that was once thought to be purely instinctive.
Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease
A new study suggests that some widely used acid reflux (heartburn) medications may worsen chronic liver disease.
Engineering malaria resistance in mosquitoes
Mosquitoes genetically modified to resist the parasite that causes malaria mated with wild mosquitoes and transferred the resistance to offspring in laboratory experiments.
How too little potassium may contribute to cardiovascular disease
In mouse studies, scientists found a mechanism that may explain why low levels of potassium in the diet have been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke in people.
Progress on two Ebola vaccines
Two test vaccines for Ebola were safe and induced lasting immune responses in a study with 1,500 adults in Liberia. The findings are an important step in development of a vaccine.
Brain cleaning system uses lymphatic vessels
Researchers discovered that our brains may drain waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body’s sewer system. They could be a pipeline between the brain and the immune system.
Mechanisms of age-related bone loss
Experiments in mice revealed mechanisms that may help explain why bones become weaker in older adults.
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