The annual Research Festival is about the science we do at NIH as well as about the people who do that science. People from across NIH meet each other, get new ideas, talk about their research, and hear about other people’s work so collaborations can start.
Her colleagues laughed at her “crazy idea” when she was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, in the 1980s. Gisela Storz had predicted that a single protein (OxyR) could sense a destructive oxidant, hydrogen peroxide, bind to DNA, and turn on genes that would neutralize the threat. But Storz has gotten the last laugh. Turns out that her hypothesis was correct.
With motors, sensors, and electronic-technology-powered braces wrapped around their legs, several pediatric patients participating in a Rehabilitation Medicine clinical trial looked like characters from the Iron Man or Transformers movies–and more importantly, they felt like the superheroes they resembled.
There have been many books and articles documenting the history of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The latest one—Images of America: US National Library of Medicine (Arcadia Publishing)—draws on the stories of the people who have worked there and helped to shape its 180 years of service to the nation and the world.