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A collaborative study conducted by scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and multiple academic institutions has identified blood biomarkers that could help to predict which athletes need additional time to recover from a sports related concussion.
NINR Acting Deputy Director Dr. Jessica Gill and Dr. Kimbra Kenney of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences discussed their research on the American Academy of Neurology’s latest podcast.
NINR researchers have found that molecules released into the blood following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be indicators of neuronal damage associated with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
Health care-associated infections are largely preventable events that can cause significant illness—and even death—particularly in vulnerable elderly patients. Nurses are responsible for most direct patient care in health care settings, so they are closely involved with infection control and prevention. Research led by nurse scientists on infection control has helped provide a foundation of evidence and guided best practices in multiple clinical settings.
NINR recently added a women’s health page to its website that highlights research, both conducted at and funded by NINR. The new page explains how nursing research informs women’s health and demonstrates how NINR helps to advance the careers of women scientists.
NINR recently released a video that discusses Dr. Jessica Gill’s work on brain injury, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which has become a much-discussed research topic in the popular media.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Leorey Saligan of NINR's Division of Intramural Research, analyzed the genomes of men with prostate cancer and found that certain genes helped predict which patients were more likely to experience fatigue.
NINR recently highlighted five NINR-funded studies on its website.
NINR has recently highlighted five NINR-funded studies on its website.
Dr. Linda H. Aiken presented "Nursing’s Impact on Patient Outcomes" on March 2 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.