• HHS announces proposal to update rules governing research on study participant September 2, 2015
    Medical advances wouldn't be possible without individuals willing to volunteer to participate in research. Today's proposed changes to the Common Rule for protecting human research participants would update safeguards for participants and reduce unnecessary administrative burdens. For more information and details on providing comments on the propos […]
  • Gene Therapy and the Biological Treatment of Hearing Loss August 31, 2015
    July's Genome Advance of the Month highlights a study in the journal Science Translational Medicine that demonstrated gene therapy as an effective way to improve hearing in patients with two genes linked to genetic prelingual deafness, or hearing loss that occurs before a child learns to speak.
  • ENCODE 2015: Research Applications and Users Meeting August 21, 2015
    On June 29 - July 1, 2015, NHGRI sponsored the ENCODE 2015: Research Applications and Users Meeting at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Md. The meeting featured: hands-on workshops on learning to navigate, analyze and integrate ENCODE and mouseENCODE data into your research; leading-edge research applications from distinguished invited speakers; tutorials on ne […]

  • Biomarkers and Questionnaires Predict Suicide Risk August 31, 2015
    Biomarkers and Questionnaires Predict Suicide RiskBy combining measures of genetic activity with app-based questionnaires, researchers made progress in predicting which patients might be likely to attempt suicide.
  • Finding Factors that Affect Huntington’s Disease Onset August 31, 2015
    Finding Factors that Affect Huntington's Disease OnsetA novel strategy identified genetic factors linked to the onset of Huntington's disease symptoms. The approach may help predict the progression of disease and suggest new therapies.
  • Dietary Fat vs. Carbohydrate for Reducing Body Fat August 31, 2015
    Dietary Fat vs. Carbohydrate for Reducing Body FatIn adults with obesity, decreasing dietary fat led to greater body fat loss than cutting the same number of calories from carbohydrates.

  • Investing in diversity September 3, 2015
    With an eye toward improving material science through increased diverse perspectives, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded six Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) awards this year, in its fifth such competition since 2004. Whether they focus on new laser treatments that may better target cancer cells, or on exploring new mate […]
  • Video: A new perspective on police interrogations September 3, 2015
    What if it were possible to present a video of a police interrogation in a way that would influence a jury to believe a suspect's confession is voluntary, even if there's evidence that suspect was threatened or coerced? Actually, it's very possible--and it comes down to something as simple as the camera angle. Research by Ohio University psych […]
  • NSF, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency support development of new Arctic maps September 2, 2015
    The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is supporting development of high-resolution topographic maps of the Arctic that for the first time will provide consistent coverage of the entire globally significant region, including Alaska. The Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), supported by a rece […]