NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins announced today the selection of Major General James K. Gilman, M.D., U.S. Army (Retired), as the inaugural chief executive officer of the NIH Clinical Center, the nation’s largest hospital devoted to clinical research. Dr. Gilman is expected to join in early January 2017.
It’s not every day that an amateur guitar picker gets to play a duet with an internationally renowned classical cellist; but just this week NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins was able to join Yo-Yo Ma in a short jam session that capped off Mr. Ma’s appearance as this year’s J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture. Read more about the lecture on the director's blog: [ Directorsblog.nih.gov Link ]
#Cancer can be driven by epigenetic changes to DNA—modifications to chemical marks on the genome that act to influence #geneactivity. Keep reading on the NIH Director's Blog: [ Directorsblog.nih.gov Link ]
Have you had an experience with a palliative care specialist? A palliative care specialist is a health professional who specializes in treating the symptoms, side effects, and emotional problems of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease.
The purple pods that you see in this image are the H5N2 avian flu virus. These particular pods are unlikely to infect anything! Want to know why? Keep reading on the NIH Director's Blog: [ Bit.ly Link ]
A study funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development finds that kids with traumatic brain injury also found to have diminished educational attainment. [ Nichd.nih.gov Link ]
An Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development funded study suggests that kids diagnosed and treated for depression should be monitored for weight gain: [ Nichd.nih.gov Link ]
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're getting together with family today, remember it is a good time to start collecting your family’s health history using some of these questions and to try the Surgeon General’s free online tool at [ Familyhistory.hhs.gov Link ]
From the NIH Director's blog: It has been nearly 40 years since Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sydney Brenner proposed using a tiny, transparent soil worm called Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism for biomedical research.
From NIH News in Health: You may have seen or heard news stories suggesting that you can forget about flossing, since scientists lack solid evidence that you’ll benefit from cleaning between your teeth with a sturdy string. But many dentists may beg to differ. They’ve seen the teeth and gums of people who floss regularly and those who haven’t. The differences can be striking. Keep reading: [... View details ⇨
When a zebrafish’s spinal cord is severed, something remarkable happens that doesn’t occur in humans: the wound quickly heals. NIH-funded researchers have just found an important clue to explain why. The discovery could one day help the more than 12,000 Americans who each year suffer severe spinal cord injuries. Keep reading on the NIH Director's Blog: [ Directorsblog.nih.gov Link ]
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), The NIH Clinical Center (CC) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a new way to identify drugs and drug combinations that may potentially be useful in combating infections that are resistant to many different antibiotics.
From NIH News in Health: Mashed potatoes and gravy, Grandma’s apple pie, and other holiday favorites can be a joyous part of any celebration. But to feel your best, you know you need to eat in moderation and stay active. How can you avoid temptation when delicious foods and calories abound?