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  • Survey shows broad support for national precision medicine study August 18, 2016
    A recent survey designed to measure public attitudes about the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program has shown that most respondents were willing to participate in this nationwide research. The PMI Cohort Program is a longitudinal research effort that aims to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants to help improve prevention and treatment of […]
  • Seeking: Director, Division of Genome Sciences August 17, 2016
    The National Human Genome Research Institute a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Genome Sciences. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and expertise to lead NHGRI's funding for extramural research […]
  • Sardinian dog genome reveals a shared ancestral homeland with humans August 15, 2016
    The genetic origins of a fierce Sardinian dog (also called Fonni's dogs for the city of the same name) mirror recent studies that also traced the genetic origins of human Sardinians to the Middle East and Hungary, according to scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Sequencing the whole genome of Fonni's dogs revealed clues abou […]


  • Risk factors for heart disease linked to dementia August 15, 2017
    A large, long-term study showed that certain heart disease risk factors in midlife—diabetes, elevated blood pressure, and smoking cigarettes—are associated with an increased risk for dementia.
  • Water changes mark Parkinson’s disease progression August 15, 2017
    Scientists developed a new way to detect brain changes caused by Parkinson’s disease. The technique may be useful for assessing the effects of potential treatments.
  • Brain cells that influence aging August 15, 2017
    Researchers discovered stem cells in the brain that influence how quickly mice age. The findings suggest new approaches to age-related diseases and lengthening lifespan.

  • 'First taste' video released from citizen science project capturing entire U.S. transit of solar eclipse August 22, 2017
    For most Americans in the path of totality, Aug. 21 was spent in awe of the first transcontinental solar eclipse in 40 years. For the scientists and volunteers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Solar Observatory (NSO) Citizen CATE (Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse) project, the 90-minute eclipse event meant participating in a historic s […]
  • NSF makes new awards for graduate education projects August 22, 2017
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.8 million for 10 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative and potentially transformative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in graduate education. The awards are part of the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program, designed to connect student […]
  • Federal S&E obligations to universities, colleges fell 2 percent between fiscal years 2014 and 2015 August 16, 2017
    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, federal agencies obligated $30.5 billion to 1,016 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities, a 2 percent decrease in current dollars from the $31.1 billion in obligations to 1,003 academic institutions in FY 2014. These statistics are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universi […]