NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
Five hearing organs arranged to look like a blue and red flower

September 18, 2020

  • Hahnel Argues for Making Data as Open as Possible

    Speaking at a recent NIH Data Science Town Hall sponsored by the Office of Data Science Strategy, Dr. Mark Hahnel said, “To get the most out of science, research data needs to be as open as possible, as closed as necessary.”
  • Behavioral Science Can Help Increase Social Mitigation Adherence

    The CDC has recommended that, in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, everyone wash their hands often, stay at least 6 feet away from other people, wear face coverings in public and stay home if they’re sick, said Dr. William Riley. Adhering to these mitigation strategies is critical to slowing the spread of Covid-19.
  • Life, Longevity of Tabor Celebrated

    Dr. Herbert Tabor, the oldest active NIH scientist ever, died in August at age 101. Tabor, a senior investigator and former lab chief at NIDDK, had worked at NIH for 77 years.
Five hearing organs arranged to look like a blue and red flower

On the Cover

Fruit Fly Hearing Organs. Five different fruit fly hearing organs are arranged to form a flower in this image. A protein, NompA (red), attaches the hearing units to the exoskeleton. Human genes and hearing organs are similar to those in fruit flies. This allows researchers to use fruit flies to identify new genes and gene regulators involved in hearing and deafness in humans.


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)