• Do Gametes Woo? Evidence for Non-Random Union of Gametes at Fertilization June 22, 2016
    On June 30, Joseph Nadeau, Ph.D., principal scientist at the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, will present the final lecture for the 2015-2016 NHGRI Genome Seminar Series, Do Gametes Woo? Evidence for Non-Random Union of Gametes at Fertilization. Dr. Nadeau was a founding member of the International Mammalian Genome Society and a founding edito […]
  • GHB chief joins Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health June 16, 2016
  • Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) and Genomics Workshop June 9, 2016
    On Friday, June 10, 2016, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted the Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) and Genomics Workshop. The workshop gathered investigators, institutional review boards (IRB), the FDA and NHGRI to share how to determine whether a study requires an IDE and how to fulfill IDE requirements if the FDA should requi […]

  • Racial disparities in stroke incidence and death June 21, 2016
    Differences between black and white people in rates of stroke death were due to rates of stroke occurrence, a study found, not to outcomes following stroke.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis mechanisms may vary by joint June 21, 2016
    An epigenomic analysis of rheumatoid arthritis in knee and hip joints revealed differences that may open the door to the development of more effective, personalized therapies.
  • Opioid Pain Relievers May Prolong Pain June 21, 2016
    Short morphine treatments heightened and prolonged pain in rats with nerve injuries. The mechanism responsible suggests a way to improve the painkilling properties of opioid drugs.

  • Community College Innovation Challenge names 2016 winners June 24, 2016
    A team of expert judges has selected Forsyth Technical Community College’s team as first place and Normandale Community College and Virginia Western Community College as tied for second place in the 2016 Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC), which invited teams to propose innovative, research-based solutions to challenges at the nexus of food, energ […]
  • Atmospheric scientists boldly go into the heart of a tornado June 24, 2016
    This is part 18 in a series on NSF's geosciences risk and resilience interest area. Please see parts
  • Ailing Antarctic personnel transported to safety June 23, 2016
    Two people stationed at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station have arrived safely in Punta Arenas, Chile, for medical treatment. The arrival completes a nine-day, global evacuation operation that NSF coordinated to prioritize the health and safety of station and rescue personnel. "NSF is committed to supporting scient […]