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Dr. Katie Hinde speaks at NIH.

Breast Milk Is ‘Liquid Gold’ for Infants, Hinde Says

Mother’s milk does so much more than just feed a baby. Along with fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, it also supplies hormones, stem cells and immune factors that help protect babies from disease-causing organisms...Read more

Dr. Rosalind Picard

‘Wearables’ Shed Light on Brain, Behavior

From cell phones to wristwatches, technology is getting smarter and smaller...Read more

Dr. David Ginty

Understanding Basis of Touch Offers Insights, Ginty Says

“The sense of touch is fundamental to our daily lives,” explained Dr. David Ginty at the NCCIH Integrative Medicine Research...Read more



Animation demonstrating a model of autophagosome formation.
ON THE COVER: Magnified more than 10,000 times, the community of cells lining a mouse trachea


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Meditation Researcher To Give NCCIH’s Straus Lecture

What if we could exercise our minds like we exercise our bodies? What if, by transforming our minds, we could improve not only our own health and well-being, but also those of our communities and the wider world?

On Tuesday, May 3 at 10 a.m., Dr. Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin will delve into these kinds of questions as he gives the 2016 Stephen E. Straus Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies, “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind.”

Campus Again Addresses Fraudulent Charity Mail

Four years ago, nearly to the date, the NIH Record carried a story about mail received on campus from Nigeria. Addressed mainly to scientists, the letters were pleas for financial assistance written supposedly by college-age Nigerians seeking to finish their studies in biomedical research.

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Magnified more than 10,000 times, the community of cells lining a mouse trachea