Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders | Cancer vaccine | Alzheimer’s disease

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the U.S.; a cancer vaccination approach; and a compound helps mice with features of Alzheimer's

February 13, 2018 Edition

Happy pregnant woman outdoors https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-prevalent-us-communities Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalent in U.S. communities https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-prevalent-us-communities

A study of the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in U.S. communities highlights the need for strategies to address this problem.

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Cancer cell and T cells https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/injection-prompts-mouse-immune-system-destroy-tumors Injection prompts mouse immune system to destroy tumors https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/injection-prompts-mouse-immune-system-destroy-tumors

Scientists found agents that, when injected into a tumor, direct the mouse immune system to destroy tumors of the same type throughout their bodies. The approach might be applied to many forms of cancer.

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Mouse brain with hallmarks of Alzheimers disease https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/compound-repairs-features-alzheimers-disease-mice Compound repairs features of Alzheimers disease in mice https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/compound-repairs-features-alzheimers-disease-mice

Researchers found that a compound called an NAD+ precursor helped mice with features of Alzheimers disease perform better on learning and memory tests.

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