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NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (l), flanked by ACD member Dr. Jose Florez of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, told the group that he thought last December’s ACD meeting might have been his last.

Training Retreat Offers Model for Teaching Research Skills

Usually when someone mentions getting a little “R&R,” thoughts of vacation come to mind. Now, though, rest and relaxation have a good reason to make room for “retreat and research.” That’s because a novel model for training early-career scientists has gained international...Read more

Dr. Fiona Marshall

Citizen Scientists Are Advancing NIH’s Mission

Engaging the public directly in the scientific research process, also known as “citizen science,”...Read more

Dr. David Valle

Two NCI Scientists Win 2017 Lasker Award

Beginning their partnership as bench researchers in the 1980s, Dr. Doug Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller have worked together...Read more

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A scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending broken open to reveal vesicles (orange and blue) containing chemicals to pass messages in the nervous system.
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IMAGE: BELLE WARING, CIRCA 2008

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Youngsters Trick-or-Treat at Bldg. 1 on Halloween

Youngsters from the NIH Preschool paid a call on Bldg. 1 on Halloween to see if they could scare up some tricks or treats. NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni greeted them at the door and welcomed them in, as did members of his staff.

Youngsters from the NIH Preschool paid a call on Bldg. 1 on Halloween to see if they could scare up some tricks or treats. NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni greeted them at the door and welcomed them in, as did members of his staff.

Dr. Marshall Nirenberg, NHI, Wins ACS Award in Enzyme Chemistry

In recognition of his work in cracking the genetic code, Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg of the National Heart Institute received the $1,000 Paul-Lewis Award in enzyme chemistry at the 145th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in New York, September 9.

Dr. Nirenberg is Chief of the Biochemical Genetics Section of NHI's Laboratory of Clinical Biochemistry.

Last year Dr. Nirenberg also received the Award for Scientific Achievement for the Biological Sciences from the Washington Academy of Sciences, and the Award for Distinguished Research in Molecular Biology from the National Academy of Sciences.



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