In his first visit to NIH on Mar. 3, President Donald Trump learned about NIH’s research response to the coronavirus now sweeping the globe. He learned that NIH is “like the SWAT team of going out and responding to emerging microbes,” explained NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dead magnetized cockroaches behave differently than living magnetized cockroaches. Pizza might protect against illness and death—if the pizza is made and eaten in Italy. A typical 5-year-old child produces 500 ml of saliva per day. These are just a few of the research findings awarded Ig Nobel Prizes in 2019, said Marc Abrahams, founder of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research.
Two years ago, Dr. Laurie Santos began teaching a class at Yale on happiness—Psychology & the Good Life—that quickly became the university’s most popular class ever. She gave NIH’ers a crash course at a Feb. 6 DDM seminar, speaking to an enthusiastic, packed crowd in Lipsett Amphitheater.
First lady Melania Trump celebrated her third Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 with youngsters staying at the Children’s Inn at NIH.
On the Cover
Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.