• 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 […]

  • Antibody protects mice from Zika infection November 22, 2016
    A human-derived antibody protected pregnant mice and their developing fetuses from Zika infection. The findings will help guide development of treatments and vaccines.
  • Food additives promote inflammation, colon cancer in mice November 22, 2016
    A study in mice gives insights into how food additives called emulsifiers might alter gut microbes and increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
  • A protein-folding gene helps heal wounds November 22, 2016
    Researchers identified a protein that dramatically accelerates wound healing in animal models. The findings may aid development of new therapies to heal wounds and regenerate tissue.

  • NSF awards $61 million in new projects to enhance understanding of STEM education and workforce development December 1, 2016
    To continue to achieve nationwide excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $61 million in new awards. The awards, made through the NSF Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR) Core Research Program (ECR), focus on projects that help the […]
  • Advancing the science of cybersecurity December 1, 2016
    Cyberattacks on corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have exposed the fragility and vulnerability of the internet and networked systems. Achieving truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both the technical vulnerabilities in systems, as well as those that arise from human behaviors and choices. Today, the National Science Found […]
  • Plane carrying Buzz Aldrin lands in New Zealand December 1, 2016
    The plane carrying Buzz Aldrin out of Antarctica has reached Christchurch, New Zealand. A Safair cargo aircraft touched down at Christchurch International Airport at approximately 4:25 a.m. (local time) on Dec. 2. Aldrin was one of the two men who first walked on the lunar surface as part of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. The National Science Foundation (NSF) […]

  • Mayo Clinic study finds overlapping surgeries to be safe for patients December 3, 2016
    A common way of scheduling surgeries to expand patient access to care and improve hospital efficiency, known as "overlapping surgeries," is as safe and provides the same outcomes for patients as non-overlapping surgeries, a Mayo Clinic study has found.
  • Researchers assess scientific rigor in animal experimentation December 3, 2016
    The "reproducibility crisis" in biomedical research has led to questions about the scientific rigor in animal research, and thus the ethical justification of animal experiments.
  • Surveys reveal exceptional progress against HIV in Africa December 3, 2016
    National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. For those on antiretroviral medication, viral suppression is close to 90 […]