If it weren’t for an NIH grant application, NASA astronaut and biologist Dr. Kate Rubins would never have been the first person to sequence DNA in space. She chatted with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins on Apr. 25.
According to Dr. Yasmine Belkaid, who gave the annual Rolla E. Dyer Lecture on Apr. 26, the microbes that inhabit us—from the skin-side in—contribute 100 times the effect on our physiology as our own genome.
NIH was teeming with kids on Apr. 27. They skipped across campus, hand in hand with parents and guardians, brimming with enthusiasm and curiosity. It was another successful Take Your Child to Work Day/Earth Day that enlightened bright, young minds about the many wonders of health and science.
Dr. Gyongyi Szabo will deliver the 2017 Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture on Thursday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Her talk is titled “Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Organ Inflammation and Therapeutic Targets in Alcoholic Hepatitis.”