Most NIH’ers know about the extraordinary research happening inside the Clinical Center. Soon, the public will also know, thanks to a Discovery Channel documentary. On May 18 at 9 p.m., the cable channel will begin a 3-part series First in Human: the Trials of Bldg. 10.
While evidence shows addiction is a disease of the brain, “if we believe we are [in control], we are much more likely to have an impact on our behaviors,” said NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow at a recent Demystifying Medicine lecture.
NIH multitudes fanned out across several campuses to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Feb. 3 and launch American Heart Month. Hosted by NHLBI, the event helps raise awareness about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Through a new partnership, NIH and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will expand on an initiative that NIH has had with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for several years called Sound Health.
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Scanning electron microscopy of collagen fibers
Photo: Tom Deerinck & Mark Ellisman, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research