NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
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August 12, 2016

  • Science Gets Closer to Clarity On Genome

    When the Human Genome Project announced success in the early 2000s, the real work had only just begun. Sure, we’ve got the letters, but what do they mean? How does the parts manual stand up and breathe? Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos, professor of genome sciences and medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is trying to find answers.
  • Biological Clock Can Help Researchers Understand Aging Process

    Dr. Steve Horvath believes he’s built a biological clock that’s even more accurate than the candles on a birthday cake. Might that clock provide an approach for finding anti-aging interventions?
  • Scientist Studies Brain Damage from Excessive Alcohol Use

    Dr. Marlene Oscar Berman has studied alcohol’s effects on the brain for more than 40 years. Her research continues to examine brain changes in people with chronic alcohol use disorder.
  • CC Hospital Board Holds First Meeting

    On July 15, the new NIH Clinical Center hospital board held its first day-long meeting to begin to define a path forward for the hospital. Planning for the future was to be based on the Red Team recommendations.
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Close-up of an inflamed mouse retina showing a microglial cell (green) clinging to radial Muller cell processes (red). Microglia are involved in inflammation.

Minhua Wang, NEI

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