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NPR News JULY 18, 2024

A scientist took a psychedelic drug — and watched his own brain 'fall apart'

Jon Hamilton

Scientists scanned the brains of people who took psilocybin, including a member of the research team. The scans showed how the drug disrupts key networks, potentially enhancing brain plasticity.

The Washington Post JULY 15, 2024

About 7 percent of U.S. adults have had long covid, report says

Ian McMahan

Just 6 percent of the vaccinated and boosted respondents reported long covid symptoms vs. 8 percent of those who weren’t vaccinated.

NPR News JULY 14, 2024

8 things to know about the drug known as 'gas station heroin'

Bill Chappell

For decades, tianeptine was used to treat depression, even though no one knew how it worked. But it turns out it's a type of opioid, and the U.S. is facing a spike in abuse of "gas station heroin."

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Open Access! Million Veteran Program Genome-Wide PheWAS Results Now Available in dbGaP!

The Million Veteran Program (MVP) is a research program from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that has collected and analyzed health information from over one million veteran volunteers. The data include genes, lifestyles, military experiences, and exposures that may impact health and wellness.   The results of the MVP phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) … Continue reading Open Access! Million Veteran Program Genome-Wide PheWAS Results Now Available in dbGaP!

NCBI Insights JULY 18, 2024

Get Faster, More Focused Search Results with NCBI’s New BLAST Core Nucleotide Database (core_nt)

Effective August 2024, core_nt will become the default  Interested in faster nucleotide BLAST searches with more focused search results? As previously announced, NCBI has been re-evaluating the BLAST nucleotide database (nt) to make it more compact and more efficient. Thanks to your feedback, NCBI’s BLAST is excited to introduce the core nucleotide database (core_nt), an … Continue reading Get Faster, More Focused Search Results with NCBI’s New BLAST Core Nucleotide Database (core_nt)

NIH Director's Blog JULY 18, 2024

Study of Protective Gene Variant Provides Insight into Delaying Onset of Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is currently the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. While your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s-related cognitive impairment increases with age, risk for this disease and age of its onset depend on many factors, including the genes you carry. An intriguing new study suggests that having just one copy of a protective gene variant may be enough to delay cognitive impairment from this devastating disease in individuals who are otherwise genetically predisposed to developing early-onset Alzheimer’s dementia. The findings, from a study supported in part by NIH and reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, offer important insights into the genetic factors and underlying pathways involved in Alzheimer’s dementia. While much more study is needed, the findings have potential implications for treatments that could one day work like this gene variant does to delay or perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s dementia.