Scientists in NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center have used several advanced tech tools to study flu’s structure, to see how it latches onto our body’s cells and figure out the weak spots where a vaccine could best attack and destroy the molecule. This is so that flu vaccines might one day be universal, rather than seasonal.
Members of the federal government came together recently in Bldg. 40 to discuss ways to improve and analyze the collection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health data during a panel discussion called “Making Our Stories Count.”
For the many NIH’ers who enjoy biking to work, it just got a little easier to find a spot at a campus bike rack. In recent months, the NIH Police began clamping down on abandoned bicycles, removing dozens of them so far and sending unclaimed bikes out to a good cause.
Dr. Deborah Sweet has served as an editor on a variety of Cell Press journals for more than a decade. She highlighted publishing tips and insights for scientists during a keynote address, “Navigating Your Way to Publication Success,” at the NIAMS intramural research program’s recent annual scientific training event.
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The locust is a valuable model system for investigating basic questions about neural function. NICHD’s Stopher Lab uses locusts to study how populations of neurons work together to process information about sensory stimuli.