The January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available! In this edition:
Your Aging Eyes: How You See as Time Goes By
You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes. But you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk for serious eye disease in the future. Effective treatments are now available for many eye disorders. You can also learn how to make the most of the vision you have.
Biological Blueprints: Protein Shapes Help Treat Disease
Proteins deliver oxygen to your tissues, defend against infection, digest food and even make new proteins. These molecules are uniquely designed to carry out their tasks. If we can understand how protein shapes affect what they do, we might be able to understand what goes wrong in some diseases and develop better treatments.
Read more about proteins and disease.
• More Frequent Dialysis Helps Kidney Patients
• Reducing College Drinking
• Featured Web Site: NIH Office of Dietary Supplements