Leading cardiology expert Dr. Sekar Kathiresan has three major goals as he leaves academia to start a company: interpret patients' genomes early in life, intervene with diet, exercise and medication, and perhaps most importantly, develop new treatments to prevent heart attack.
Senior scientist Dr. Sheena Josselyn has long studied what triggers the brain to make, retrieve and link memories. The field can provide insights into how we learn and may lead to interventions for cognitive impairments and neurodegenerative diseases.
“Most people believe they’re above average on every socially desirable characteristic,” said Dr. Tasha Eurich at a recent NIH seminar. Laughter erupted when she added, “The least competent people are the most confident about their abilities and performance.”
How did human beings evolve? Where did we come from? What did our prehistoric ancestors eat? And why is all that information relevant today? These are some of the questions that Dr. Briana Pobiner, keynote speaker at an NIDDK scientific conference, addressed recently.
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3-D structure of melanoma cell derived by ion abrasion scanning electron microscopy.