Advanced Imaging and Microscopy Facility Opens in Building 13
BY SUSAN CHACKO, CIT
The walls are freshly painted, new shelves have been installed, and the microscopes are being moved in. The sparkling new Advanced Imaging and Microscopy (AIM) facility in Building 13 on the NIH Bethesda campus is open for business. It’s a trans-NIH core facility that houses, operates, disseminates, and improves noncommercial, prototype optical-imaging systems.
Meet 11 more investigators who have become part of the Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator Program. The program, which was launched in 2009 and named for the legendary biochemist who worked at NIH for 50 years, is designed to recruit a diverse group of talented, early-career scientists pursuing interests across the biomedical-research spectrum. (Pictured: Sergio Ruiz Macias, NCI-CCR.)
In 1984, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) established a clinic to evaluate people with salivary dysfunction and to better understand and find more effective treatments. To mark the clinic’s 35th anniversary, NIDCR hosted a special grand rounds in November 2019 to trace the past, present, and future of research on the condition.
Technique key to scaling up manufacture of therapies from induced pluripotent stem cells
BY KATHRYN DEMOTT, NEI
Researchers from the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have used artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate stem cell–derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.