NIAID Soundbites: Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Research
08
February

NIAID Soundbites: Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Research

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

What we know is that this virus is in the same family of viruses like SARS, so it is a kin and about 80% genetically similar to the SARS virus. We know now based on some of the transmission data from China that not only did the virus jump from an animal reservoir into humans, […]


Understanding Mast Cell Activation Disorders

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

Patricia Beggiato and her family run a restaurant in Washington, DC. About five years ago, their busy lives took a turn. “My husband always had allergies, heartburn and did not think that was anything to worry about. And then on July 10, 2010, he experienced what we thought was food poisoning after he ate shellfish […]


Clinical Trials for Children: Messages for Parents and Caregivers
16
November

Clinical Trials for Children: Messages for Parents and Caregivers

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Woman: PEDIATRIC CLINICAL TRIALS ARE IMPORTANT FOR ENABLING A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN. IT IS WITH CLINICAL RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS THAT WE MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN MEDICINE. THE CHANGES THAT I’VE SEEN IN THE TIME THAT I’VE BEEN IN MEDICINE HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY MINDBOGGLING. CHILDREN WHO, WHEN I STARTED IN PEDIATRICS, NO ONE […]


Bacteria Therapy for Eczema Shows Promise in NIH Study
02
October

Bacteria Therapy for Eczema Shows Promise in NIH Study

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I’m Lieutenant Commander Ian Myles, and our group here works on atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is an allergic skin disease which is associated with itching; rash; and an increased risk for hay fever, asthma, and food allergies. Atopic dermatitis is caused by a mixture of host factors, or the human factors; environmental causes; and the […]


Partnering with Patients to Advance Asthma Research
15
September

Partnering with Patients to Advance Asthma Research

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[Music] “I’ve had asthma pretty much since I was a little kid, and I wasn’t able to do a lot of things that a lot of people could do, like gym class and things like that.” “When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an astronaut, and I found out that if you […]


Cholesterol Good and Bad
12
September

Cholesterol Good and Bad

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Cholesterol: It can be good. It can be bad. Here’s how cholesterol can be good: Cholesterol is found in all of our cells. Cells need it to keep their membranes just the right consistency. Our body also makes things with cholesterol, like steroid hormones, vitamin D, and bile. Here’s now cholesterol can be bad: Cholesterol […]


The Importance of Research for Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(light music) – Why is it important to talk about heart disease? Well, it is the leading cause of death in this country. We’ve had dramatic declines in death rates from heart disease over the last 50 years. However, these dramatic declines have slowed, and in fact, last year, the death rate from heart disease […]