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A microscopic view of an antiretroviral drug

October 27, 2023

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    The 2023 NIH Research Festival certainly made up for lost time—essentially three years lost time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic that shuttered a lot of in-person work by NIH’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) and halted the 33-year stretch of on-campus science festivals. “We are part of an incredible history,” said NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research Dr. Nina Schor.
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    Dozens of NIH researchers gathered in the FAES Terrace at the Clinical Center to present their recent studies during the NIH Research Festival Poster Sessions on Sept. 18 and 19.
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A microscopic view of an antiretroviral drug

On the Cover

Polarized crystals (photographed through a microscope) of the drug 2-3 dideoxyadenosine, also known as ddA, a drug that is closely related to AZT or azidothymidine. The antiviral effect of ddA against HIV was discovered at the National Cancer Institute.

Larry Ostby, NCI

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