NIH Alum Bryon Adinoff talked recently with The NIH Catalyst about his work with understanding and treating addiction, how the field of psychiatry has evolved since he was in medical school, the opioid epidemic, and more.
Cracking the Brain’s Memory Codes; Real-Time Imaging in Mice a Promising Influenza Study Tool; Study Finds Tens of Millions of Americans Drink Alcohol in Dangerously High Amounts; Repurposing Experimental Cancer Therapy to Treat Muscular Dystrophy; Mitochondrial “Circuit Breaker” May Protect Heart from Damage; An Antidepressant May Enhance Drug Delivery to Brain; and more.
Francis Collins to stay on as NIH Director; Discovery Channel program on Clinical Center to air in August (film crew pictured); Congressional staffers visited NIH; new illustrated history of the National Library of Medicine.
Medical-Imaging Device Developed by NICHD Researchers Awarded U.S. Patent
BY LINDA HUYNH, NICHD
A calibration device for medical imaging developed by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development received U.S. Patent approval in March. The device, a diffusion MRI phantom, calibrates MRI scanners that perform diffusion MRI methods, such as diffusion tensor imaging, or DTI. Reliable calibration standards help ensure the quality and accuracy of these images, which can help diagnose stroke, brain disease, and cancer.
Knowing How and Where to Look for Training Opportunities
BY CRAIG MYRUM, NIA
While most fellows continue to cultivate their depth and breadth of knowledge in their area of expertise, some are so intensively focused on their research that adequate time is not given to strategically planning for life beyond the lab. Regardless of your post-fellowship plans, more time is usually warranted on addressing additional skills that are required for the next step in your career.
The silver Mexican Medallion Libertad coin pictured here symbolizes an agreement between the Mexico National Council on Science and Technology and the United States National Institutes of Health. The coin is one of many in a collection at the Office of NIH History.
Lectures, seminars, festivals, and other events. Pictured: Katherine Janeway (Harvard) who will present “Bringing Genomics to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic: Diagnosis, Treatment Selection, and Rational Clinical Trial Design” at the Trent Lecture on Wednesday, September 6.