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Testing on mice has shown that partial hearing can be restored using drug therapy. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Iowa have been studying a molecular mechanism that underlies a form of deafness named DFNA27. Their findings suggest that a new treatment option might be available for people who are… Read More »
Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that causes those that have it to experience unusual mood changes. An individual will bounce between manic phases in which they feel happy and active to depression phases where they feel sad and hopeless. With growing evidence pointing toward gut health and inflammation playing a role in a variety… Read More »
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts body movement. It impacts almost 2% of the population, most commonly occurring in those 60 years of age or older. According to MedlinePlus, Parkinson’s occurs when the brain doesn’t produce enough dopamine. Parkinson’s disease symptoms can vary by individual and oftentimes early signs are overlooked. Typically, symptoms… Read More »
The National Institute of Health has started human trials on a possible Ebola treatment. Researchers have been working hard to find a cure for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the fatality rate for those who contract the disease averages nearly 50% Ebola first appeared in 1976 in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read More »
In 1996, a federal law was passed that required the registration of clinical trials that were investigating drugs or devices regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). As part of this legislation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were charged with developing a publicly searchable repository in an attempt to combat publication bias, attempts by… Read More »