November 15, 2019

  • Dr. Nicolelis speaks from the stage.

    Nicolelis Outlines Progress in Brain-Machine Interfaces

    ​There is probably no other scientist in the world, besides Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, for whom peer review meant having his experiment succeed in front of a stadium full of 75,000 screaming Brazilians, with another 1.2 billion people watching on live television.
  • Jean Bolognia

    Bolognia Advises ‘Stepping Back’ to Aid Diagnosis

    Yale School of Medicine professor Dr. Jean Bolognia gave a clinic—both on diagnosing complex dermatological disorders and on simultaneously engaging and informing an audience.
  • Dr. Edward Feigenbaum with raised hand

    Feigenbaum Searches for Signs of Computer Creativity

    Do computers simply churn out programmed information or do they have the capacity to be creative? Renowned AI scientist Dr. Edward Feigenbaum explored this question at a recent NLM lecture.
  • Adaptive Immune System Is Millions of Years Old, Cooper Finds

    Our adaptive immune system’s ability to remember pathogens it previously encountered depends upon 2 types of lymphocytes called T and B cells, which may have arisen 500 million years ago, said Dr. Max Cooper at his first major talk since winning the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
Scientific image of red ribbons threading through oblong green spots

On the Cover

Human pediatric lung alveolar walls (green-stained nuclei) draped over elastin fibers (red), as seen through a multi-photon microscope. An individual alveolus, the gas-exchanging structure of the lung, is about the thickness of a sheet of paper. The image is part of NHLBI’s LungMAP project, a historic effort to understand the molecular and cellular architecture of the human lung. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases. November is National COPD Awareness Month.

Photo: Gloria Pryhuber, Cory Poole, University of Rochester Medical Center, supported by NHLBI