In a remarkable example of the NIH Intramural Research Program’s nimbleness, NIAID’s Dr. Helen Su and her colleagues quickly pivoted to studies of SARS-CoV-2 when it became apparent that Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, was spreading fast and becoming, in at least a small portion of patients, life-threatening.
Machine-learning programs can train computers to learn by example. Google Research's director of engineering explains how these programs look for patterns and correlations to make their own predictions, which have profound potential for science and medicine.
Poor housing conditions and poor sleep can damage cardiovascular health and interfere with sleep, said Dr. Dina Paltoo, NHLBI’s assistant director for scientific strategy and innovation. “Where we live and how we’re separated is very important,” she said, opening a recent Housing, Sleep and Cardiovascular Risk webinar organized by NHLBI’s National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
It is the hallmark of any great institution that it includes more people who worry about what kind of people they are than people who don’t worry about what kind of people they are. It might not be the most glamorous situation, but it does provide something precious: Hope.
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An aquatic research specialist in NICHD’s section on vertebrate organogenesis took first place in the 46th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition for this image of a juvenile zebrafish.