NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
Ebola virus particle

June 26, 2020

  • As in Hospitals, So in Homes: Avoiding Coronavirus Infection

    The take-home messages were many during Clinical Center epidemiologist Dr. Tara Palmore’s lecture on how NIH’s hospital first became aware of a rising threat from a novel coronavirus, then took steps to keep it not quite out of the CC, but away from patients, none of whom, so far, have been infected by staff.
  • Students Learn Lessons from Previous Pandemic

    Months into their history course researching the 1918 Spanish flu, Virginia Tech students find new meaning in their projects when confronted with another health pandemic--Covid-19. The students continued their research with renewed vigor, searching for clues from a century ago to inform their understanding of the current pandemic.
  • Velez’s Lightbulb Moment Leads to Efficient Employee Triage

    Frank Velez, NIDDK clinical research informatics analyst, put existing tech tools in place that allow OMS to triage staff based on survey responses in order to provide a more efficient follow-up.
  • NIH Safety Officer Serves on Multiple Missions

    On a normal day, hundreds of officers from the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps go about their regular duties at NIH. But these have not been normal days. Most of these uniformed health professionals become emergency responders when crisis hits. One such officer, Lcdr. Brian Czarnecki was deployed on multiple missions in the Covid-19 response.
Ebola virus particle

On the Cover

This scanning electron micrograph shows a single filamentous Ebola virus particle. Scientists supported by NIH have discovered a set of powerful, broadly neutralizing antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors.


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