NIHers Are Studying Sleep, Fatigue, and Circadian Rhythms
BY L.S. CARTER (OD), R. SCHEINERT (NIMH), J. TIANO (NIDDK), A. KUSZAK (NIDDK), AND R. BAKER (OD)
A sleep-deprived person may still function, but not as efficiently as someone who gets enough good-quality sleep, and they may be at increased risk for heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, high-blood pressure, stroke, and a host of other problems. Lack of sleep may even affect one’s ability to learn and remember information.
NIH’s First State-of-the-Art Infectious Disease Laboratory
BY JAMIE KUGLER, NCI
It was once a proud building filled with innovative scientists who courageously tackled public-health problems. For 60 years, it provided a home for NIH scientists who worked on infectious diseases, identified new viruses, and developed vaccines against hepatitis, rotavirus, and adenoviruses.
Carolina Barillas-Mury (NIAID), Shiv Grewal (NCI), Marius Clore (NIDDK)
BY RACHEL SCHEINERT, NIMH
Whether they are investigating mosquito midgut cells to better understand the transmission of malaria, identifying failing chromatin mechanisms that may lead to cancer, or exploring the structure of macromolecular “dark matter,” the newest NIH members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) are making a big impact.
Sweat lodges, herbal medicine, and a model Hōkūle`a, a Native Hawaiian voyaging canoe. These are just a few of the elements in the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) Native Voices exhibit, which explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media.