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  • Ellen Rolfes appointed new NHGRI executive officer October 20, 2014
    Following a rigorous national search, Ellen Rolfes, M.A., has been appointed the executive officer of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A human resources specialist and broadly accomplished as an administrative professional, Ms. Rolfes has worked at NHGRI for nearly two decades and at NIH f […]
  • NHGRI has an exciting new video! October 17, 2014
    Check out NHGRI's exciting new showcase video! The fifteen-minute montage spotlights programs - by institute scientists and NHGRI-funded institutions - that are paving the way for the genomic revolution. The fast-paced video also highlights milestones in genomic history and the pioneers who made it happen through the use of rarely seen archival videos a […]
  • Closing symposium features genomics, global health and the future October 16, 2014
    Fans of Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, an exhibition created by the NHGRI and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, assembled at NMNH's Baird Auditorium on Sept. 30, for a celebratory symposium, Genomics and Global Health: What does the Future Hold? The symposium was the closing event for the exhibition and also hailed the exhibition […]

  • NSF invites proposals for Ebola-related fundamental research October 21, 2014
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a letter to the scientific community inviting proposals for rapid response grants for investigations related to Ebola. NSF seeks proposals for basic research to enhance understanding of Ebola and its spread; to design devices, materials and processes to detect and protect against the virus; and to improve educ […]
  • New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment October 20, 2014
    Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment. The tracers have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. "By characterizing the isotopic and geoc […]
  • Sustainable chemistry center works to transform electronics manufacturing October 20, 2014
    Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry focuses on making computer chip manufacturing cleaner, faster and cheaper Full story at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/sustainablechemistry.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item.

  • Regulus Therapeutics demonstrates human proof-of-concept with microRNA therapeutic October 22, 2014
    Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that it has demonstrated human proof-of-concept with a microRNA therapeutic from an ongoing clinical study evaluating RG-101, a wholly-owned, GalNac-conjugated anti-miR targeting microRNA-122 […]
  • Study identifies new signaling pathway that leads to inflammatory bone erosion in RA patients October 22, 2014
    A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery identifies a new signaling pathway that contributes to the development and progression of inflammatory bone erosion, which occurs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects millions of adults worldwide.
  • Medicare, health care getting attention in Senate, congressional races October 22, 2014
    In Louisiana's Senate race, Medicare is grabbing the spotlight. The powerful issue is also popping up in North Carolina and Iowa. Meanwhile, Michigan's Senate race references to Medicare and the health law are checked for accuracy. And Obamacare is the subject of ads in an increasingly high-profile California House contest.