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January 15, 2016

  • Activity Trackers Can Benefit Lifestyle Changes

    An activity tracker can be a valuable tool to motivate a person to lead a more active lifestyle if it’s used to measure progress over time. That’s the advice Dr. Kong Chen has for people who received a device over the holidays or bought one to follow through on a New Year’s resolution.
  • West Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

    Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution and greater exposure to ultraviolet radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Dr. Sheila West of the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Sanes Kicks Off Seminar Series in Neuroregeneration

    The central nervous system employs vast circuits to process information; circuits are built from long, wiry cells called neurons. Dr. Joshua Sanes visited NIH to talk about how neurons connect to form these circuits. His talk was the first NEI Audacious Goals Initiative Seminar.
  • NIH Discusses Future of Point-of-Care Research

    More than 250 scientists, clinicians and engineers convened recently to discuss current developments and future research challenges in the area of point-of-care technologies—be it at a bedside in a remote village or on a battlefield.
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The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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