Friday, December 18, 2015
Like many visiting scientists of the time, Dr. Joe Hin Tjio and his wife Inga were invited to live on the NIH campus in Building 20. In 1959, the Tjios moved in, largely because "I wanted to remain within walking distance of my lab," he said. Inga added mischievously, "It was because my husband never drove a car!"
Friday, December 11, 2015
"The cheers of the crowd rose above the roar of the rotors and followed him into the CC. And all the while he was in there, touring the laboratories and addressing the medical community, the crowd waited," reported The NIH Record in 1967.
Friday, November 20, 2015
In December 1979, the IRP's Dr. Earl Stadtman, chief of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Laboratory of Biochemistry, received the National Medal of Science from President Jimmy Carter.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sixteen-year old Howayne McGregor, from Jamaica, suddenly collapsed on his routine walk to school and was rushed to the nearest hospital. After sending his lab results to Dr. Neal Young at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Howayne received the diagnosis of aplastic anemia, a rare but serious blood disorder in which the body’s bone marrow doesn’t make enough new blood cells.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
“When President Reagan came to NIH and visited our ward, Phil took him on rounds and was holding a baby who had HIV. He said, ‘Here, Mr. President, why don’t you hold him."
Saturday, October 31, 2015
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, four weeks out of the year dedicated to bringing visibility and awareness to research in support of one of the most widespread and devastating cancers in existence.
Friday, October 30, 2015
On October 31, 1940, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt traveled to Bethesda to dedicate the National Cancer Institute and the new campus of what was then the National Institute of Health (NIH), before it would eventually become known in plural form—National Institutes of Health—as multiple units were established over subsequent years.
Monday, October 19, 2015
At the age of one, Mia Strawser started to experience 105-degree fevers for weeks with no explanation. One of her specialists knew there had to be something “bigger” going on and referred Mia to the NIH's Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP). The UDP reviewed Mia’s medical records and recommended she see Dr. Dan Kastner.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Partnership for Public Service has awarded Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., chief of the Surgery Branch in NCI's Center for Cancer Research, with its highest 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, or Sammie, for his research to develop life-saving immune-based therapies for patients with advanced cancers.
Monday, September 28, 2015
As this LabTV profile of an outstanding nurse-scientist shows, there are many different paths to a career in biomedical research. Leorey Saligan grew up in the Philippines, where the challenges and rewards of caring for sick family members inspired him to become a nurse. His first job was at a nursing home in Midland, TX, and the next at a nearby hospital. Later, Saligan moved to Norfolk, VA, where as a nurse practitioner he began caring for people with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects several organ systems.