From the Deputy Director for Intramural Research

Enhancing Reproducibility of Research Findings

BY MICHAEL GOTTESMAN, DDIR

The NIH, as the primary funder of biomedical research, has an obligation to ensure that published research results stand the test of time.

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New Software Program Evaluates Potential for Metastasis

NIEHS Scientist Leping Li Develops New Approach for Classifying Cancer Cells

Pathologists have traditionally used the physical characteristics of melanoma cancer cells to classify them as primary or metastatic. Recently, however, computational biologist Leping Li at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) developed another approach to classifying the cancer cells.

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Colleagues: Recently Tenured

Meet your recently tenured colleagues: Leslie Baier (NIDDK), pictured; Mark Hoon (NIDCR); Stephanie Studenski (NIA); Bryan Traynor (NIA); Adrian Wiestner (NHLBI); and Dmitri Zaykin (NIEHS).

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Research Briefs

NIH researchers have found that the levels of malaria-causing parasites in the blood don’t necessarily determine the severity of the disease; that the drug Ecstasy can be fatal in warm environments; and that TGF-beta regulates the balance of the immune system. They have also discovered the structure of a receptor that plays a key role in blood clotting.

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News You Can Use

NIEH's Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas can help you identify nonneoplastic lesions; dkNET provides one-stop Web-based "shopping" for biomedical resources sucha as data, reagents, and tools.

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Extending Organ Survival

A Path Toward Animal-to-Human Transplants

Genetically modified pigs may one day offer new hope to thousands of people waiting for heart transplants, thanks in large part to an NIH intramural research team led by Muhammad Mansoor Mohiuddin at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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The Training Page

SPECIAL FROM THE FELLOWS AT NIAID

Fellows Advised to Seize Unexpected Opportunities…and Even Fake It?

Learn what you love, get involved with interesting opportunities outside the lab, and integrate your life with your career goals. That was the message to postdoctoral fellows at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) who attended an annual retreat recently.

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FelCom: Getting the Most Out of Your NIH Training Experience

An Interview with FelCom Co-Chairs: Kenneth E. Remy, M.D., and Lucie A. Low, Ph.D.

The FelCom co-chairs have plenty of advice for fellows on getting the most out of their NIH training and what it takes to be successful in a career.

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From the Annals of NIH History

Hamsters’ Delight

The Office of NIH History has many collections of old photos and other materials depicting life at NIH. The photo above is from a collection of photographs, production programs, and scripts of plays written and performed by the National Institutes of Health thespian group “The NIH Hamsters.” 

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News Briefs

The memory of the late NIAID scientist K.T. Jeang was honored with a new annual lecture series and a garden; NIH’s new associate director for data science, Phil Bourne, is on board; and a black bear raised a ruckus recently on the NIH campus.

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The SIG Beat

NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE NIH SCIENTIFIC INTEREST GROUPS

Check out two new SIGS: Mind-Body Modalities; 3-D Printing and Modeling

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Announcements

History of Medicine Lectures, Graduate and Professional School Fair, Training Programs, NIH Library Open House, Public Speaking Training, and More…

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