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The National Institutes of Health is hosting a two-day conference on how the virus affects infants and children. The take-home message so far: microcephaly is but one of many potential problems for Zika-exposed fetuses.


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NIMH Names New Director

By | August 3, 2016

Joshua Gordon of Columbia University Medical Center will lead the National Institute of Mental Health.


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NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness

By | June 14, 2016

It has been more than seven months since the National Institutes of Health pledged increased funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research. Here is how some of that money will be put to use.


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NIH Names New Extramural Research Head

By | September 29, 2015

Michael Lauer, director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, has worked for the National Institutes of Health since 2007.


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NIH: $31M to Boost Workforce Diversity

By | October 24, 2014

A dozen academic research groups receive substantial National Institutes of Health funding to improve the diversity of the US biomedical community.

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Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”

By | April 15, 2014

Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.


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Chimp Retirement on Hold

By | October 31, 2013

The 60 NIH chimpanzees that were set to enjoy their remaining years at a sanctuary in Louisiana will have to wait a little longer, thanks to Congress’s ongoing budgeting problems.


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Consent at Last

By | September 18, 2013

A working group including members of the Lacks family approves the first projects to use the HeLa genome.


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Sequenced at Birth

By | September 5, 2013

An NIH program will study the promises and pitfalls of sequencing newborns’ genomes.


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