The unassuming salamander has the remarkable ability to regenerate a lost limb. Could we ever regenerate tissue that way or even grow new body parts? What might hidden biological processes happening at the nanoscale teach us about human health? Can mathematical equations be used to understand and predict the behavior of complex biological systems? How can artificial intelligence be effectively used as a tool for biomedical research? Bioengineers at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) are asking such questions—and striking up trans-NIH collaborations to answer them.
NIDCR Scientists Search for the Molecules That Make Us Itch
Why do we itch? Existing treatments for chronic itch are not always effective. Recent research by scientists, in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, working in different labs with differing expertise, may help explain why.
Trans-NIH Search Process Recruits Creative, Independent Thinkers
Meet 26 new investigators who were recruited through the Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigators Program, named for renowned biochemist, senior investigator, and mentor Earl Stadtman (1919–2008). The Stadtman program, a trans-NIH search process that crosses all areas of biomedical research, is designed to attract a diverse group of talented early-career scientists who might not apply to NIH via searches conducted by individual institutes and centers.
Early-career Scientists Power Through Pandemic to Launch Labs
NIH has long prided itself on its ability to accelerate the careers of the brightest young physicians and scientists in the country. One of these many efforts is the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program. Keep reading to learn more about how NIH’s newest Lasker Scholars are changing the way we treat those illnesses.
Stephen B. Thomas Talks About Building Trust in Underserved Communities
Stephen B. Thomas, director of the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, described how reframing lessons from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study has led to ways to build trust and address health disparities in Black and other underserved communities. Barbershops and salons are now recognized as legitimate and safe places for engaging people in health promotion and disease prevention.