• 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 […]

  • Progress on two Ebola vaccines October 17, 2017
    Two test vaccines for Ebola were safe and induced lasting immune responses in a study with 1,500 adults in Liberia. The findings are an important step in development of a vaccine.
  • Brain cleaning system uses lymphatic vessels October 17, 2017
    Researchers discovered that our brains may drain waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body’s sewer system. They could be a pipeline between the brain and the immune system.
  • Mechanisms of age-related bone loss October 17, 2017
    Experiments in mice revealed mechanisms that may help explain why bones become weaker in older adults.

  • How much water flows into agricultural irrigation? New study provides 18-year water use record October 19, 2017
    Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture. In a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers detail their use o […]
  • A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database October 19, 2017
    Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death? The water quality of the nation's lakes is threatened not only by the things people do in and around them, but, say scientists, by less obvious factors such as agriculture and changes in climate. Because lakes ar […]
  • Community College Innovation Challenge October 17, 2017
    Many real world problems can be solved with STEM-based solutions. NSF invites teams of community college students to identify key problems and propose innovative solutions in this national contest. More at This is an NSF News item.