• Fearfulness changes impact of genomic information in overweight women February 8, 2016
    New research suggests that fearful patients who received information about the role of genomics in being overweight viewed the information as threatening and were less likely to take steps to improve their health habits than those in a neutral or angry state. The study, by researchers from NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch, was published in […]
  • NHGRI's advisory council meets in open session February 5, 2016
    The open session for the seventy-sixth meeting of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research met Monday, February 8th, at Fishers Lane Conference Center. NHGRI Director Eric Green reported to council, followed by talks on Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa), integrating genomics into clinical practice, a recent roundtable on including […]
  • NIH researchers identify genomic signature shared by five types of cancer February 3, 2016
    National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer. They've also found evidence that this methylation signature may be present in many more types of cancer. The specific signature results from a chemical modification of DNA called methylation, which can control the expression […]

  • NSF FY 2017 Budget Request February 9, 2016
    Under the President's leadership, we have turned our economy around and created 14 million jobs. Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first time in almost eight years. Nearly 18 million people have gained health coverage as the Affordable Care Act has taken effect. And we have dramatically cut our deficits by almost three-quarters and set […]
  • Thursday: Scientists to provide update on the search for gravitational waves February 8, 2016
    Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation as it brings together scientists from Caltech, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves -- or ripples in the fabric of space-t […]
  • National Science Foundation to present FY 2017 budget request February 8, 2016
    National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova will present President Obama's fiscal year 2017 NSF budget request to Congress at 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at NSF's headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. Detailed information about the FY17 budget request will be available Feb. 9 on NSF's website. Following Có […]

  • Vanderbilt researchers use cotton candy machines to produce artificial capillary system February 9, 2016
    For several years, Leon Bellan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been tinkering with cotton candy machines, getting them to spin out networks of tiny threads comparable in size, density and complexity to the patterns formed by capillaries - the tiny, thin-walled vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells and […]
  • Marijuana use could pose serious cognitive function risk later in life February 9, 2016
    Marijuana is the most frequently used illicit drug in the United States, according to a recent survey from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and new data suggest that marijuana use now could pose a serious cognitive function risk later in life.
  • New reports discuss future demands facing VA health services February 9, 2016
    Three reports that discuss the future demands facing the VA Health Care System, the current resources in the system and how care is provided to veterans outside the federal system have been released by the RAND Corporation.