When COVID-19—a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)—was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, NIAID intramural and extramural scientists mobilized quickly to study the virus. Key areas of investigation include conducting basic research on its origins and how it causes disease, and developing animal study models, new treatments, and vaccines.
BY MICHAEL M. GOTTESMAN, DDIR, AND BRUCE TROMBERG, DIRECTOR, NIBIB
NIH’s Bioengineering Festival, which will be held this fall, recognizes the enormous potential of the NIH intramural research program to make innovative bioengineering contributions to biomedical research.
On March 3, 2020, President Donald Trump visited NIH for a tour of the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, which is overseen by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Research is underway to develop a safe and effective vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Meet your recently tenured colleagues: J. Robert Hogg (NHLBI), Andrew D. Johnson (NHLBI), Vanja Lazarevic (NCI-CCR), Vijay Ramchandani (NIAAA), Sergio Damián Rosenzweig (CC, pictured), and S. Cenk Sahinalp (NCI-CCR).
Name this NIH luminary: She was an internationally recognized bacteriologist who worked at the NIH from 1936 until she retired in 1971. She was the first woman to head a laboratory at the NIH, becoming the chief of the Laboratory of Bacterial Products in 1958. And she stayed on as a guest worker for another 20 years after retiring, dying in 1995 at the age of 94.
Read about NIH scientific advances by intramural scientists: finding new ways to beat malaria; joint impact of exposure to toxic chemicals and stressful life events on preterm birth; persistant organic pollutants in maternal blood linked to smaller fetal size; and discovery of new autoinflammatory disease and its biological causes.
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