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A rectangular plastic case holds colofrul human cells in a 3D matrix.

August 23, 2019

  • Farrar Offers 3-Part Prescription for Global Health

    “That combination of science, innovation and society is the triangle that Wellcome seeks to put together,” according to Dr. Jeremy Farrar, delivering the 2019 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture at NIH.
  • OIT’s Sweeney Comes by Love of NIH Honestly

    Kevin Sweeney, a desktop technician at OIT, had life-saving surgery at NIH 33 years ago. He has nothing but gratitude for the agency that now employs him.
  • NIMH’s Berman Discusses Williams Syndrome

    In an engaging video, the interaction between two young children is shown. One child is clearly much more social than the other. She continuously tries to interact with the other child, who is seen shying away. Dr. Karen F. Berman said that the opposite behavior pattern was the work of gene dosage.
  • Do Microbes, Nervous System Talk to Each Other?

    Dr. Isaac Chiu had an idea for a research project that would cross the body and brain and address important biomedical questions related to pain and microbes. But it wasn’t clear where his project would fit among the NIH institutes and centers, and its path wouldn’t be entirely known at the start.
A rectangular plastic case holds colofrul human cells in a 3D matrix.

On the Cover

On the cover: Tissue chips in space. Example of NCATS tissue chip, which contains tiny chambers where human cells live, grow and do their thing. Scientists use tissue chips to study diseases that affect certain parts of the body. Last May, similar chips were launched into space to study the effects of microgravity.

Lucie Low, NCATS

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Assistant Editor: Eric Bock (link sends e-mail)

Staff Writer: Amber Snyder (link sends e-mail)