NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

NIH Researchers Discover New Eye Disease

NEI researchers have identified a new genetic disease that affects the macula, a small part of the light-sensing retina needed for sharp, central vision. The findings on this novel, yet-to-be-named macular dystrophy were reported in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Better Identify Long Covid

An NIH-supported research team identified characteristics of people with long Covid and those likely to have it. Using machine learning techniques, scientists analyzed an unprecedented collection of electronic health records (EHRs) available for Covid-19 research.

Retinal Cell Map Could Advance Therapies for Blinding Diseases

An NIH discovery is shedding light on tissue targeted by age-related macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue in the retina that is vital to human visual perception.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

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