• 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 […]

  • Bionic pancreas treats adults with type 1 diabetes January 10, 2017
    A bionic pancreas system improved blood glucose control in adults with type 1 diabetes better than standard therapy. Studies are now being planned to further assess the system.
  • No benefit to shortening ear infection treatment January 10, 2017
    Researchers found that shortening the standard 10-day course of antibiotics for young children diagnosed with ear infections didn’t reduce antibiotic resistance or adverse effects.
  • New method accurately detects prions in blood January 10, 2017
    A sensitive blood test accurately detected variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, an incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder. The method could be used to diagnose prion diseases and prevent disease transmission.

  • NSF-funded self-driving car on display at Washington Auto Show public policy forum January 19, 2017
    National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova will participate in MobilityTalks International, a public policy forum hosted by the Washington Auto Show on Jan. 24. Córdova, accompanied by an NSF-funded self-driving Cadillac SRX, will highlight the essential role federal, ... More at […]
  • Atmospheric scientists take to the skies to test cloud seeding for snow January 13, 2017
    Can cloud seeding -- dispersing particles into the air with the aim of increasing precipitation -- increase snowfall? This week, a team of researchers began a cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho to answer that question. Cloud seeding is a process by which artificial ice nuclei, such as silver iodide particles, are released into clouds, either from th […]
  • White House honors 19 NSF-supported early-career researchers January 11, 2017
    President Obama has named 102 scientists and engineers, including 19 nominated by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). PECASE is the U.S. government's highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers and who show the pote […]