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Selected Research Results

Research spotlights of selected studies are shown below. For a full list of published NCCIH Research to-date, see PubMed.

Spotlights for 2014


North Atlantic Clam That Lives for Centuries Yields Insights on Cardiac Aging
This study of clams that live for centuries provides insights into cardiovascular health.

December 2014


Manual Thrust Spinal Manipulation May Improve Short-Term Treatment Outcomes for People With Acute or Sub-Acute Low-Back Pain
More positive short-term effects on low-back pain, disability from manual thrust spinal manipulation than other treatments, new study reports

November 2014


Mindfulness Meditation May Benefit People With Chronic Insomnia

Mindfulness meditation—and particularly a form designed for insomnia—may help people with chronic insomnia and could be a viable treatment option, according to a recent small study. Results of this NCCIH-funded research were published in the journal Sleep.

September 2014