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A deer with a tag on its ear peeks out from a tree

February 16, 2024

  • Jarivs accepts a plaque from Schor

    Songbirds Begin to Reveal Mysteries of Spoken Language

    Humans, parrots, songbirds and hummingbirds share an unusual ability. They can hear and repeat new sounds even if they weren’t born making them. A recent lecture explores this further, looking at the neurobiology and evolution of vocal learning and spoken language.
  • Dr. Ryland Young

    Young Turns the Phage Toward New Therapies

    Phage therapy is emerging as an important tool against multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections. Much of what’s known about bacteriophages—viruses that target and kill bacteria—comes from research led by Dr. Ryland Young, featured speaker at NIH’s annual DeWitt Stetten Jr. Lecture.
  • scan of original printed report cover in brown and beige, with title in beige

    Historic Public Health Report Marks 60th Anniversary

    Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General, published 60 years ago in January 1964, reshaped the way Americans viewed smoking. This year marks a significant anniversary for the historic document.
  • Gates and Bertagnolli seated at a long table. Bertagnolli, to the left and slightly out of focus, listens to Gates, who speaks into a microphone while looking to the right and out of the frame.

    NIH Hosts Annual Global Health Workshop with Gates Foundation

    Leaders of NIH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gathered Jan. 29 at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center for the 10th annual NIH-Gates Foundation Leadership Workshop on Global Health.
A deer stands in snow

On the Cover

A deer outside Bldg. 15 on the NIH campus in Bethesda

Photo: Dustin Hays/NEI

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