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The Spring 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features topics including women and heart disease, health disparities, robotic innovations, drug-induced hearing loss, rare diseases, and fibromyalgia. The cover features Ta’Rhonda Jones, star of Fox TV’s Empire, who shares her message about cardiovascular disease among women. She describes her experience with a heart condition and… Read More »
The NCBI Zika virus resource page has been updated with a specialized database. This database uses pipelines to annotate genes, proteins and mature peptides, and standardize sample metadata. Using this database, you can: Find sequences easily using standardized annotations and normalized metadata terms. Construct alignments and phylogenetic trees using a suite of online tools. Download… Read More »
Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Technologies Enhance Tumor Surgery: Helping Surgeons Spot and Remove Cancer For surgeons, removing a tumor is a balancing act. Cut out too much and you risk… Read More »
For decades, the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus was mainly seen in equatorial regions of Africa and Asia, where it caused a mild, flu-like illness and rash in some people. About ten years ago, Zika outbreaks spread to the Pacific islands. Then, last spring, Zika appeared in South America, where it has so far infected more than… Read More »
The Winter 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features topics including Crohn’s disease, tips for a healthy new year, flu vaccinations, dyslexia, probiotics, and Parkinson’s disease. The cover features Benjamin King, star of Disney Channel’s hit TV series Liv and Maddie, who helps others—especially kids—learn to live well with Crohn’s disease. The issue also… Read More »