NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
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August 11, 2017

  • CRISPR Becoming Crisper, More Ubiquitous, Says Zhang

    Speaking in a packed Masur Auditorium, Dr. Feng Zhang traced CRISPR technology from its origins as a mechanism developed by bacteria to defend itself against pathogens to its current status as a sophisticated gene editor.
  • Pediatrician Discusses Ethics Of Parents’ Online Posts

    Posting on social media raises questions of privacy and other concerns unique to the pediatric population, but sharing such information often provides social and emotional support; this is particularly salient for parents of children with complex or critical illness.
  • Cancer-Causing Viruses Yield Clues to New Treatments

    At least 7 viruses that are known to cause cancer. Of those, Dr. Patrick Moore and his colleague and wife Dr. Yuan Chang discovered and characterized two. These insights are the first steps toward developing new cancer vaccines and treatments.
  • Musician Milner Thanks NIH with Music

    The tradition of grateful Clinical Center musician-patients who return to campus to give concerts was extended on July 26 when singer-songwriter Kevin Milner, 38, of Newport, Ky., played a noontime gig, mostly of his own compositions, in the atrium.
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On the Cover

In honor of NIH’s 130th anniversary. Scan of postcard showing U.S. Marine Hospital in Stapleton (Staten Island), N.Y., where the National Institutes of Health originated in August 1887.

Irma & Paul Milstein Division of U.S. History, New York Public Library Digital Collections

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

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