From the Deputy Director for Intramural Research

Toward a More Civil Community at the NIH

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2018 Research Festival: Plenary Sessions

The three plenary sessions featured four institute directors; immunodeficiency, rare diseases, and genetic disorders; and allergies and flu.

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2018 Research Festival: Selected Concurrent Symposia

Featuring the NIH chemists, genome editing, high-throughput sequencing, computational biology, and the NIH Hackathon.

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2018 Research Festival: Virtual Reality

NIH Researchers Showcase VR’s Potential for Biomedicine

Virtual reality (VR) systems have hit a sweet spot. Enhancements in resolution and interactive capacity have come together at a reasonable price point. Judging from the range of VR demos at the NIH Research Festival, the NIH community has plenty of ideas for tapping into the technology’s biomedical potential.

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From the Annals of NIH History: An Oral History of a Machine

If Only Our Machines Could Talk

An unusual “oral history” interview with FACS II, a fluorescence-activated cell sorter, who worked at NIH from 1976 to 1992, and played an important role in scientific advancements.

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Colleagues: Recently Tenured

Meet your recently tenured colleagues: Kevin M. Brown (NCI-DCEG), Ahmed Gharib (NIDDK), Eytan Ruppin (NCI-CCR), Martin Schnermann (NCI-CCR), Naomi Taylor (NCI-CCR), Niraj Tolia (NIAID, pictured).

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Announcements: KUDOS

Congratulations to the Nobel laureates, including three NIH-funded winners and one NIH alum; the NIHers elected to the National Academy of Medicine; Adriaan Bax who won the 2018 Welch Chemistry Award; and Dan Kastner, the Federal Employee of the Year.

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New Methods

New Tool Helps NIH Postdocs Visualize Employment Trends

Scientists looking for jobs after completing their training may soon have a new tool that helps them evaluate various career paths.

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Research Briefs

Read about the latest NIH scientific discoveries: Immune culprits linked to inflammation and bone loss in gum disease; probiotic Bacilllus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria; broader understanding of high-impact chronic pain; novel vaccine for Lassa Fever and rabies; and more.

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The Training Page

My Summer of Learning…and…Surprises…at the NIH

“Elana, you are here first and foremost to learn,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases staff clinician Agnes Mwakingwe-Omari told me on the first day of my summer internship with the Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology.

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The SIG Beat


Two SIGs have new names, but they are still going strong and welcome new members: The “NIH Artificial Intelligence Interest Group” (formerly the “Artificial Intelligence Robotic Pharmaceutical Screening Interest Group”) and the “Protein Trafficking and Organelle Dynamics Interest Group” (formerly the “Protein Trafficking Interest Group”).

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NIH in History

Visual Culture and Public Health Posters

Out, Out, TB!

CREDIT: history of medicine division, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

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News about events, deadlines, lectures, and more.

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