Read about discoveries made by NIH intramural researchers: immune system can slow degenerative eye disease; scientists develop a “mini-brain” model of prion disease; studies about obesity and weight gain; increase in aggressive uterine cancers; and more.
The lush colors of crabapple and cherry blossoms bursting into bloom in New York City’s Riverside Park inspired artist Jon Friedman to create this painting, “Crescendo,” in the 1990s. The piece, on loan to NIH, now resides in a sunlit stairwell in Building 49 on the NIH Bethesda campus.
NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE SCIENTIFIC INTEREST GROUPS
New SIG: Myeloid Malignancy Interest Group’s Inaugural Symposium
The new Myeloid Malignancy Scientific Interest Group celebrated its launch with an inaugural symposium on April 22, 2019. Myeloid malignancies, such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), are rare, often highly fatal, cancers of the blood cells. The goal of this SIG is to intensify collaborations across the NIH communities and contribute to the ongoing growing momentum and interest in addressing these diseases and developing better treatments.
Want to Improve Your Scientific Writing Skills? There’s Training for That!
BY CRAIG MYRUM, NIA
The primary responsibilities of most NIH trainees include running experiments and analyzing data. But effectively reporting scientific findings is arguably an even more important task. Without adequate skills in writing, scientists are less likely to get grants or have their work published.