• 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 […]

  • How drug marketing may influence prescriptions May 23, 2017
    After academic medical centers restricted marketing activities, doctors prescribed fewer promoted drugs and more of those that weren’t.
  • Making artificial ovaries May 23, 2017
    Artificial ovaries made with a 3-D printer enabled sterilized mice to have pups and release hormones needed to trigger milk production.
  • New role discovered for the thalamus May 23, 2017
    The thalamus, long assumed to be merely an information relay, may also play a pivotal role in the brain’s thinking circuity and could be a therapeutic target for certain psychiatric disorders.

  • In a drought, over-irrigated lawns lose 70 billion gallons of water a year May 24, 2017
    Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education programs. In the summer of 2010, Los Angeles lost about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through evaporation, mostly from overwatering of lawns and trees. Lawns accounted for 70 percent of the water loss, while trees accounted for 30 percent, according to a study […]
  • National Science Foundation presents FY 2018 budget request May 23, 2017
    National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova today publicly presented President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 NSF budget request to Congress. The FY 2018 NSF budget request of $6.65 billion reflects NSF's commitment to establishing clear priorities in areas of national importance and identifying the most innovative and pro […]
  • FY 2018 Budget Request May 23, 2017
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