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A New Cures Act, a New Research Beginning

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Many cultures through history marked the new year in the spring, at the vernal equinox in March when the daytime and nighttime at the equator are equal lengths, 12 hours each. That certainly makes sense: Spring is a time of renewal, as the earth is giving birth to new crops. And I'm surely in the mood for some renewal. One of the most exciting things I have to report is the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law on December 14, 2016.

Sliding Through Science History, Part 2

Friday, June 10, 2016

Are you beginning to think that slide rules look alike? If you could see the types and number of scales, you’d understand that each slide rule model is different. There are specialized scales for cubes, spheres, voltage, etc. Check out a few of the slide rules that made history with IRP investigators.

Sliding Through Science History

Thursday, May 26, 2016

What do Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and Apollo astronauts have in common? They all used slide rules! We're highlighting some of the slide rules in our collection used by scientists at the NIH in their quest to improve human health.

Shared Resources Help IRP Researchers Do Science

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Scientists in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) go to work each day in the biomedical equivalent of a candy store. The advanced equipment and shared tools readily available to researchers doing basic, translational, and clinical science in the IRP are unmatched anywhere else, which enables high efficiency and productivity within the IRP’s unique discovery model. Read more...

Flashback to the '50s: NIH Photos by Sam Silverman

Friday, January 22, 2016

In 1949, Sam Silverman joined the rapidly growing cadre of NIH photographers under Roy Perry's leadership.

Technology Incubators and Imaging at NIH Research Festival

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Until recently, visualizing many of the processes underlying human diseases had been almost impossible. The NIH IRP’s role in developing technologies that can peer into human organs and cells is a key component of the Long-Term Intramural Research Program Planning Report and basis of sessions during this year’s #ResearchFest.

Presidential NIH Visits: Gerald Ford, 1975

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Over the years, as I was in the Congress, I watched NIH grow into the world's foremost medical research institution," Ford said. "I followed your achievements — the breakthroughs that you have achieved here and in laboratories which you support around the world."

Presidential NIH Visits: George H.W. Bush, 1990

Friday, October 23, 2015

Children surround President George H.W. Bush at the opening of the NIH Children’s Inn on June 21, 1990.

Presidential NIH Visits: Bill Clinton, 1999

Friday, October 16, 2015

The NIH is "one of America's great citadels of hope, not only for our people, but also for the world," said President Bill Clinton at the dedication of the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) on June 9, 1999.

Mr. Health — the Rock of Building 1

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The plaza in front of Building 1 was named for Paul G. Rogers, a Congressional representative from Florida also known as “Mr. Health.” The only outdoor honor for a lawmaker on the campus, the plaza pleased Rogers because of his interests in health and the environment.