Eagerly tackling challenging questions; using powerful scientific techniques; already making significant discoveries. Meet nine Earl Stadtman Investigators who are taking on the biomedical-research world: Constanza Camargo (NCI-DCEG); Tae-Wook Chun (NIAID); Nicholas Guydosh (NIDDK); Heather Hickman (NIAID); Ariel Levine (NINDS); Susan Moir (NIAID); Alexander Sodt (NICHD); Mia Sung (NIA); and Jinwei Zhang (NIDDK).
Humming along in the corner of Daniel Reich’s lab is a small scientific instrument that you’d expect to see at a tech company or in a design studio. It’s a 3-D printer busily making a customized cutting box that can hold a brain extracted at an autopsy so it can be sliced into thin sections. Reich, a neuroradiologist and senior investigator in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and his group developed the 3-D-printed cutting boxes as part of their research on multiple sclerosis.
The largest study of its kind revealed that women with fibroid tumors are not at increased risk of miscarriage, contradicting common beliefs of women and health-care providers. The findings, reported in the June 7, 2017, issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, may reduce unnecessary surgery for women with fibroids who plan to become pregnant. (Am J Epidemiol DOI:10.1093/aje/kwx062)