Unraveling Long COVID Alongside Other Post-viral Illnesses
Well before the term long COVID was coined, scientists at NIH’s intramural research program and elsewhere began preparing for the likelihood that some people would not fully recover after infection from the novel coronavirus. Also known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, or PASC, long COVID is still being defined but is often described as a constellation of symptoms that persist or appear one to three months or more after an acute infection.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced, on May 25, 2022, the formal establishment of the Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H) as an independent entity within NIH and the appointment of Adam H. Russell as acting deputy director.
Peter Basser: Inventor of Diffusion Tensor Magnetic-Resonance Imaging
Advanced imaging technologies have revolutionized the fields of neuroscience and neurosurgery by revealing the complex architecture of the human brain. Two of those technologies—diffusion tensor magnetic-resonance imaging (DTI) and DTI streamline tractography—were invented at NIH in the 1990s by National Academy of Engineering member Peter Basser.
Medication Preparation and Dispensing Services Will Be Supported by State-of-the-art Automation
Who says you can’t go home again? After years of construction and operating out of temporary locations, the Clinical Center’s Pharmacy reopened in a renovated space in the southeast wing on the first floor of the Clinical Research Center within the Building 10 complex.
Nobel Laureate John Mather Speaks about NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which is 100 times as powerful as the Hubble Space Telescope, was launched in December 2021, and will start sending images back to Earth in July. A recent Demystifying Medicine lecture featured Nobel laureate John Mather, senior project scientist for the Webb, who spoke about how the telescope will search for signs of life beyond our solar system.