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October 18, 2019

  • A 2-story house with yard, shrubs and trees

    Nonprofit Continues Mission to Complement NIH

    Some 60 years ago, 11 visionary NIH scientists built a bridge—or more precisely, a virtual network of bridges—to help newcomers navigate the intramural research community. That vast infrastructure, a nonprofit called the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), Inc., has evolved immensely.
  • Dr. Shinall stands at podium in Wilson Hall.

    Shinall Advocates for Earlier Palliative Care

    Palliative care is a process designed to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from serious or life-threatening illnesses. The process often occurs at the advanced or end stages of illness, when curative or life-prolonging options have run out. Dr. Myrick Shinall says such care should start much sooner.
  • ‘Worktime’s Over’ Wins Institute Relay Again

    After 2 years on a course behind the Clinical Center, the 36th NIH Institute Relay returned to its traditional site in front of Bldg. 1. The change in location did not impede last year’s winners, who repeated their victory again this year.
  • Gaydos stands beside diagnostic instrument, with scientific poster behind her.

    NIBIB Grantee’s Diagnostic for STDs Is Cleared by FDA

    A point-of-care system to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea infection in just 30 minutes has been cleared for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration.
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On the Cover

Eye cells multiply. NIH scientists uncovered how neurons in the eye may use math to distinguish moving objects.

Photo: Diamond Lab, NINDS

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