January 26, 2018

  • Dr. Gero Miesenböck lectures at a podium.

    Optogenetics Pioneer Reports Progress on Deciphering Sleep

    “Sleep is one of the great biological mysteries—each night we disconnect ourselves from the world for 7 or 8 hours, a state that leaves us vulnerable and unproductive,” explained Oxford’s Dr. Gero Miesenböck in an NIH Neuroscience Seminar Series lecture held recently. “Despite these risks and costs, we do not know what sleep is good for.”
  • Dr. Andrew Demidowich lectures at an NIH podium

    Excess Growth Hormone Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

    Diseases of excess growth hormone, such as gigantism and acromegaly, may initially present with a variety of signs and symptoms, including diabetes, said Dr. Andrew Demidowich during a recent Grand Rounds lecture in Lipsett Amphitheater.
  • Boehm smiles

    NIDCR’s Boehm Travels to Africa for CDC Fellowship

    Director of NIDCR’s Office of Communications, Boehm did a 3-month stint abroad last year as part of the International Experience & Technical Assistance (IETA) program that is run by CDC’s Center for Global Health.
  • Lying in a hospital bed, Garces-Soto, with his wife Lyssette seated beside him, chats with Dr. Apolo.

    A Patient’s Journey from Puerto Rico to NIH

    Jesus Garces-Soto and his wife Lyssette Santiago never expected to travel from Puerto Rico to NIH. In 2013, Garces-Soto underwent an operation for bladder cancer in Puerto Rico.
3-D model of RNA incorporated into the CRISPR surveillance complex is positioned to scan across foreign DNA. Cryo-EM density from a 3Å reconstruction is shown as a yellow mesh.

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RNA incorporated into the CRISPR surveillance complex is positioned to scan across foreign DNA. Cryo-EM density from a 3Å reconstruction is shown as a yellow mesh.

Photo: National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy