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  • Register Now: Genomics and Global Health: What does the future hold? September 15, 2014
    A closing symposium for the Smithsonian exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, will be held on September 30th, beginning at 1 p.m. Created in partnership with NHGRI, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the exhibition, and the closing symposium, Genomics and Global Health: What does the fut […]
  • Researchers look more closely at the HMP's role in health and disease September 9, 2014
    As the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) comes into clearer focus, three NIH-funded research teams are gathering data at the most basic molecular levels about the biological processes that make up the host-microbiome system. The data, published in the September 10 issue of Cell Host & Microbe, highlight studies on pregnancy and preterm birth, inflammatory b […]
  • NHGRI workshop offers potential paths to discovery and the clinic September 8, 2014
    On July 28-29, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) held a workshop on the future of its flagship Genome Sequencing Program (GSP) - Future Opportunities for Genome Sequencing and Beyond: A Planning Workshop for the National Human Genome Research Institute. Workshop organizer and GSP program director, Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D., acknowledged the m […]

  • Expanding Our Understanding of Genomics September 15, 2014
    By analyzing the genomes of humans, flies, and worms, scientists are gaining insights into complex biological processes that are vital to human biology and disease.
  • Molecule Protects Against Heart Failure in Mice September 15, 2014
    Researchers identified a molecule that plays a role in heart failure in mice. The findings may lead to a new therapeutic agent to treat this common condition.
  • Genetics of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak September 15, 2014
    Scientists used genomic sequencing technologies to identify the origin and track transmission of the Ebola virus in the current outbreak in Africa.

  • NSF announces the Community College Innovation Challenge September 18, 2014
    Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launches its Community College Innovation Challenge. In this contest, NSF is challenging students enrolled in community colleges to propose innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based solutions to perplexing, real-world problems. An incentive: Teams submitting top ideas will receive pr […]
  • NSF awards $7.4 million for research on species' evolutionary history September 17, 2014
    As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever-branching and beautiful ramifications.--- Charles Darwin, O […]
  • Community College Innovation Challenge September 16, 2014
    Many real world problems can be solved with STEM-based solutions. NSF invites teams of community college students to identify key problems and propose innovative solutions in this national contest. More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/communitycollege/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.