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Four NIH IRP Researchers Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Monday, October 24, 2016

This year, members of the National Academy of Medicine elected four NIH Intramural researchers to their ranks, one of the highest honors in science. Learn a bit about each of their research and follow the links to their IRP profiles for more information.

Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease — September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Inspired by September’s World Alzheimer's Awareness Month and driven by my interest in cognitive aging and dementia, I'm asking my fellow IRP postdoctoral researchers about which approaches they believe hold promise for advancing our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

John and ALS: Participating in an NIH Clinical Study

Thursday, August 18, 2016

“I kind of made it a mission of mine to find out as much as I can, what’s available out there as treatments, trials,” John says, “and just my way of giving back, whether it helps me directly or somebody who comes after me.”

Need for Speed

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Travis Carpenter NF1

From Travis’ appearance and attitude, you’d never believe that, inside his body, many things are wrong. His legs are different lengths, his bones are prone to breaking, and he has a long, “deep” tumor running from his lower spine down across his hip to below his knee. He also has lower back pain from constant irritation to the nerves in his spine.

Faith, Hope, and Determination Help Teenager Fight a Rare Cancer

Monday, June 20, 2016

Terran (left) and her father, Terrence, at the Children's Inn at NIH

Terran Dupree, 16, is one of the most positive teenagers you will ever meet. With the brightest smile and the most humbling personality, you would never know that she is fighting a rare form of cancer.

Fun with Science and Grownups at NIH

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bioinformatician Keri Richards shows 7-year-old James vials from a freezer in her lab at NIDCD. The vials contain DNA samples.

Hi, my name is James. I’ve always really liked science and I want to be a scientist when I grow up, but I never got to see where scientists work until I went to Take Your Child to Work Day at NIH with my Auntie Kit. It was awesome!

Meet Children's Inn Resident Connor O’Brien

Friday, May 20, 2016

In the words of Connor: “A lot of times treatment for cancer and chronic diseases is very difficult to sustain. A lot of times it hurts. A lot of times you have to be given anesthesia, invasive things like that. The Inn gives you somewhere to come home to, somewhere to end your day, a place where you can have closure. Thank you all for making sure we have The Inn to come home to.”

An Inspiration for Others – Eli’s Story

Monday, April 25, 2016

Six months after turning two, Eli Palmer still wasn’t walking, and his parents, Julie and Seth, had begun to worry. But they figured their fourth child was growing at his own pace and would soon catch up.

Fellowship, flowers, and food: Postdocs lend a hand at the Safra Family Lodge

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

When NIH postdocs aren’t looking through a microscope, pipetting, and perfusing in the lab, or writing and revising their latest manuscript, many volunteer their time to service in their communities. In fact, one of the eight NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom) subcommittees is devoted to just this.

NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program Gives 6-year-old Hope

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Annaleise Knight is an active, outgoing six-year-old. In her hometown of Grayslake, Illinois, she loves riding her bike, swimming, taking ballet and tap lessons, and playing outside on the swings and trampoline with her three siblings, Nicholas, 16, Braden, 7, and Catherine, 4. Although Annaleise has an exuberant personality, she did not always have the energy and strength to do her favorite activities.