• 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 […]

  • NSF-funded ACM Turing Awardees: A Look at 50 Years of Computing's Greatest Visionaries June 22, 2017
    This year marks 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the highest distinction in computer science, often regarded as the "Nobel Prize of Computing." Since 1966, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recognized on an annual basis individuals who have contributed lasting and major technical accomplishments to computing. The name of the a […]
  • NSF offers opportunity for media to deploy to Greenland June 21, 2017
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals from media professionals to visit Greenland and report on scientific research in the Arctic supported by NSF's Office of Polar Programs. Competitive proposals must include the following: • A documented ability to reach the widest possible U.S. audience across a variety of platforms (broadcast, […]
  • Dawn Tilbury begins appointment to head NSF Engineering Directorate June 19, 2017
    Today, Dawn Tilbury begins her appointment to lead the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG), which supports engineering research and education critical to the nation's future and fosters innovations that benefit society. Tilbury comes to NSF from the University of Michigan (U-M), where she is a professor of mechanic […]

  • New hope for eczema from nitric oxide June 26, 2017
    According to a latest study, there may be new avenues for treatment of eczema, a common allergic condition of the skin. According to the researchers at the University of Edinburgh, on exposure to sunlight, the skin releases a compound that can ease the symptoms of this condition.
  • Fungal toxins from wallpaper source of illness says new research June 26, 2017
    According to a new study, there are several toxins from fungi that could be released into the air indoors and the source could be fungi living in the wall papers. These may lead to serious health problems say researchers.
  • Yemen facing serious cholera outbreak June 26, 2017
    Yemen has been torn apart with violence that has led to widespread famine and now it has another demon to face. International health authorities last Saturday announced that the world now faces one of its worst cholera outbreaks.