Research Briefs

Research highlights: Soft palate may be key breeding ground for flu; new method of measuring the impact of scientific publications; new way for killer T cells to communicate; natural compound prevents obesity in mice; and more.

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Photographic Moment

Lattice Pattern in Tooth Enamel

Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and protects the surface of teeth. This scanning-electron-microscopy image shows the lattice pattern formed by enamel rods, an arrangement that confers strength and flexibility.

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Colleagues: Recently Tenured

Meet some of your recently tenured colleagues: Deborah Citrin (pictured, NCI-CCR), Tim F. Greten (NCI-CCR), Raja Jothi (NIEHS), Zheng Li (NIMH), Irini Sereti (NIAID), and Swee Lay Thein (NHLBI).

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News You Can Use

An Intramural Gem

BEPS: Technical Help When and Where You Need It

Beset by poorly quantified analyte concentrations in your micro-immunoaffinity capillary electrophoresis results? Annoyed by what should have been passive microwave thermometry? Has your Quansys enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) array gone awry?

Relax. BEPS has got your back.

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Obituaries 2015

Former NIH scientists and others who died in the past year.

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The Training Page: Policy Wonks

SPECIAL REPORT FROM FORMER FELLOWS

So You Want to Be a Science Policy Wonk?

Considering making the jump from the lab to a career in science policy? As two NIH postdocs who successfully made this leap of faith, we wanted to share a few tips we learned along the way.

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The Training Page: FARE Awards

FROM THE FELLOWS COMMITTEE

FARE Awards Recognize IRP Research Excellence

The results are in and more than 200 NIH trainees will be receiving $1,000 travel grants. They are winners of the Fellows’ Award for Research Excellence (FARE), which recognizes the outstanding scientific research performed by graduate students, postdocs, and clinical fellows in the NIH intramural research program.

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The SIG Beat: Global Health

NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE NIH SCIENTIFIC INTEREST GROUPS

NIH Global Health Interest Group: How Climate Change Affects Health

Climate change affects general and mental health, the spread of infectious diseases, and health security.

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The SIG Beat

NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE NIH SCIENTIFIC INTEREST GROUPS

NEW SIG: VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY INTEREST GROUP

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Interest Group (VARIG) will be examining the role of virtual and augmented reality (VAR) in medical research.

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Announcements

Events at NIH and other important announcements.

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