Tag: National Institutes of Health

Innovation, Research

Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson’s

May 28, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Previous studies have found links between depression and Parkinson’s disease, but few have examined whether a link exists between bipolar disorder and Parkinson’s. Recently, however, lead study author Mu-Hong Chen and collagues — from Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan […]

Innovation, Research

Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

November 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are either obese or overweight. Obesity increases the risk of developing a number of health conditions, including […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Watching gene editing at work to develop precision therapies

January 25, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed methods to observe gene editing in action, and they’re putting those capabilities to work to improve genetic engineering techniques. “Ultimately, the knowledge we gain from this project has the potential to set the foundation […]


Bipartisan Group of Congressional Leaders Urge Increased Funding for NIH

November 14, 2016

Via: Healthcare Informatics

In a letter to Harold Rogers, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations and Nita Lowey, ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, a large, bipartisan group of House members have urged the Committee to include increased […]


Technology at the Core of NIH’s Five-Year Plan

December 22, 2015

Via: Healthcare Informatics

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revealed its strategic plan from next year until 2020, with information technology at the core of many of the plan’s goals. Developed after hearing from hundreds of stakeholders and scientific advisers, and in […]


The Science Behind Food Addiction, and Helpful Tools on the Path to Recovery

July 12, 2015

Via: dr mercola health

Refined sugar and processed foods are an important component of food addiction and your inability to follow a healthy diet. Dr. Pamela Peeke, an internationally recognized physician and expert in integrative medicine, nutrition and fitness discusses this, and more, in […]