NIAID Soundbites: Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Research
08
February

NIAID Soundbites: Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Research

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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, […]



Why ‘sustained transmission’ of novel coronavirus is what would concern U.S. officials
31
January

Why ‘sustained transmission’ of novel coronavirus is what would concern U.S. officials

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

JUDY WOODRUFF: And we return to the latest on the coronavirus outbreak. William Brangham has a closer look at today’s developments. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: That’s right, Judy. We have seen this past week the rapid spread of this virus within China, and its expansion now to at least 14 other nations. As we reported before, the […]



Understanding Mast Cell Activation Disorders

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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 […]



How Can Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Be Managed?

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(SFX MUSIC) My name is Gail Weinmann and I am deputy director of the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI. People can live a long time with COPD, many decades actually, so it’s important to understand that there are options to allow those with COPD to live their lives fully. Even though there’s no cure […]


Histamine: The Stuff Allergies are Made of
10
October

Histamine: The Stuff Allergies are Made of

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

Histamine: Friend or Foe? …or Frenemy? From NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Histamine: is it the most annoying chemical in the body? Blah It’s the stuff that allergies are made of. Hay fever? Food allergy? Skin allergies? Histamine plays a big role in all of them. And those conditions play a big role in us. In 2015, […]


The Basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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(SFX MUSIC) My name is Lisa Postow and I am a program officer in the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. COPD, short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, affects millions of Americans. Approximately 16 million people over the age of 18 are diagnosed and it is estimated that […]