There was a time when Claudine Humure was not sure she would ever walk again or even survive. An amputee working toward becoming a certified prosthetist, she’s climbing to new heights and aspiring to help others in her home country of Rwanda. She spoke about her journey at a recent FIC/NICHD lecture.
NIH recently dedicated its new intramural Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) research facility to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), a longtime champion of public health research funding. “I’m so pleased to be associated with NIH,” he said. “I’m particularly pleased to be associated with this critically important building for the future of families and the future of aging and the future of people caring about other people.”
Tissue built by a 3-D bioprinter. Miniature organs grown on petri dishes or cells grown on “chips.” These may sound futuristic, but many of these microphysiological systems are already in use at NIH. Two NIH scientists recently discussed their research.
Each summer, labs across the NIH welcome college students and recent grads eager to jumpstart their biomedical research careers. For NIAMS trainees, the institute’s annual IRP Scientific Retreat offers important professional development opportunities.