National Institute Of Health

Latest National Institute Of Health Items
  • Earlier HIV therapy protects against virus spread

    Treating HIV right away, before patients are too sick, dramatically lowers their chances of spreading the AIDS virus to a sexual partner, says a major international study that may convince more doctors to offer medication sooner.


  • NIH plans center to spur creation of new drugs

    The nation's premier research agency plans to open a new center this fall to spur creation of medications because of concern that exciting discoveries aren't being turned into treatments fast enough.


  • In a May 2006 file photo, Gilead Sciences Inc. Chief Executive John Martin holds a Truvada pill bottle in a lab in Foster City, Calif. Scientists have an exciting breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. Daily doses of Truvada, a pill already used to treat infection with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, helped prevent healthy gay men from catching it through sex with an infected partner. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Daily HIV pill use yields strong results

    Men who faithfully take a daily pill that contains drugs to treat HIV can reduce their risk of catching the deadly virus by up to 73 percent, the National Institutes of Health said in a study released Tuesday.


  • NIH to resume funding stem cell research for now

    The government said Friday it's back in the business of funding embryonic stem cell research — at least for now — after an appeals court temporarily lifted a judge's ban.


  • NIH to resume funding stem cell research for now

    The government said Friday it's back in the business of funding embryonic stem cell research _ at least for now _ after an appeals court temporarily lifted a judge's ban.


  • Obama stem cell regulations temporarily blocked

    A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked government rules expanding stem cell research, a blow to the Obama administration that could stall potentially lifesaving research.


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