April 23, 2019 For this clinical trial, blood cells from HIV-positive participants receiving treatment with either Vorinostat or Panobinostat — both drug compounds that inhibit histone deacetylases — were evaluated to test the treatments’ impacts on the cells. "Our research," said Dr. David Margolis, "shows that the use of HDAC inhibitors in HIV-positive people has been safe.”
New research shows women potentially can spread Zika virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection
April 18, 2019 Women who are infected with the Zika virus potentially can spread the virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection. The CDC currently says women in Zika endemic areas should not try to conceive for two months following infection, but the new findings bring that recommendation into question.
April 16, 2019 Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are useful tools when studying questions related to child maltreatment, as they allow researchers to graphically depict relationships among variables and ensure strong results for informing prevention and intervention strategies. A new paper makes DAGs more accessible to maternal and child health researchers by providing concrete examples of their use.
April 9, 2019 Out of the estimated 395,000 adults who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, only six percent survive to hospital discharge. Despite national efforts to improve this rate, it has remained unchanged for the past 30 years.
April 9, 2019 While Americans struggle to meet national guidelines for physical activity, new research shows that neighborhood parks continue to be underused by certain demographics, highlighting an untapped potential for the role of parks in contributing to the health of U.S. citizens.
March 4, 2019
In what is the first prospective study on the association between sedentary habits and cardiovascular disease (CVD) specifically in women, Dr. Kelly Evenson found that women who are sedentary have a significantly greater risk of CVD, independent of other health factors. Photo courtesy of CDC/Project Enhance.
February 18, 2019
A new breakthrough study, co-led by Dr. Kari North and involving more than 275 international researchers, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The study broadens our understanding of the ways genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity.
Insulin or metformin? Study finds no difference in health outcomes for children whose mothers were treated for gestational diabetes
July 16, 2019
The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is the largest to examine long-term outcomes in a real-world setting in children born to women treated for GDM with metformin or insulin. Photo by Oleg Sergeichik.
January 14, 2019
Doctoral student Josie Caves and Drs. Shabbar Ranapurwala, Beth Moracco and Steve Marshall are co-authors of a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Photo by Hayley Rivera.
December 11, 2018
Dr. Hazel Nichols co-led a large, international study which found that younger women who recently have delivered a child may have a higher risk of breast cancer than do their peers of the same age who have not delivered children.