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.
Fellows Advised to Seize Unexpected Opportunities…and Even Fake It?
BY REBECCA G. BAKER, OD
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.
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.”
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.