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September 7, 2018

  • Craig Mundie speaks at the workshop.

    AI Workshop Surveys Landscape, Assesses Big Ideas

    ​It’s been nearly 160 years since Milton Bradley introduced a “Game of Life” wherein players navigate around a brightly painted board, landing on spaces that dole out good fortune and bad.
  • Dr. Saskia Sanderson

    NHGRI Alum Studies Reactions to Genomic Information

    On the 15th anniversary of the founding of NHGRI’s Social and Behavioral Research Branch, one of SBRB’s first postdoctoral fellows—Dr. Saskia Sanderson, who arrived in 2007—returned to a kind of hero’s welcome recently when she explored the psychological impact of learning one’s personal genetic information during a talk in Lipsett Amphitheater.
  • Maya Moore of NHGRI

    Summer Interns Share Their Research at Poster Day

    More than 1,000 students presented during 4 2-hour sessions throughout the event. They explained their research to their peers and other members of the NIH community.
  • Dr. Mary Jo Larson speaking at the podium.

    Military a ‘Perfect Lab’ for Studying Pain, Larson Says

    As surprising as it may be, given the size and complexity of the system, health care in the U.S. military has been a true innovator over the past decade in caring for chronic pain and the health problems often associated with it—such as trauma, mood disorders, substance use disorders and sleep problems.
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On the Cover

Synapse illustration. In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron. Alzheimer’s disease disrupts communication among neurons, resulting in loss of function and cell death.

Photo: National Institute on Aging

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