Dr. Harvey Alter, senior scholar at the Clinical Center, has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. He is NIH's sixth intramural laureate.
Most of us have heard the “pernicious and insidious” myth that it takes just 21 days to form a new habit or change a behavior, said Michael Kim, founder & CEO of Habit Design. “Based on the latest clinically validated scientific research, we now know it actually takes much, much longer than that to form healthy habits that matter—it’s more like 66 days or longer.”
For 70 years, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has been charged with tackling some of the most serious health problems; staff and grantees have brought talent and dedication to improve prevention, treatment and management of the conditions in the institute’s broad mission.