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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health
Closeup of cavefish

November 30, 2018

  • Jake Gillman smiles in front of railing

    Gillman Pushes Past Hardships to Help Other Vets

    A year ago, Jake Gillman attended a career fair as a veteran looking for a new opportunity. In September, he attended the same Hiring Our Heroes event at Nationals Park, this time as an NIH contractor.
Closeup of two cavefish; one at top swims right, one at bottom has eye loss and swims left

On the Cover

Astyanax mexicanus (cavefish). NIH researchers have identified how eye loss occurs in blind cavefish. The study yields potential clues to understanding eye disease and blindness in people.

Photo: Daniel Castranova

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