• 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 […]

  • Preschoolers benefit from peanut allergy therapy August 23, 2016
    Preschool-aged children with a newly diagnosed peanut allergy could eat peanut-containing foods without an allergic reaction after receiving a peanut oral immunotherapy.
  • Sickle cell trait and health concerns in Army soldiers August 23, 2016
    Soldiers with sickle cell trait didn’t have an elevated risk of death. They did have an increased risk, similar to older soldiers and some other groups, of a condition called exertional rhabdomyolysis.
  • Vaccines protect monkeys against Zika infection August 23, 2016
    Three different vaccine approaches protected rhesus macaques from infection with Zika virus. The results hold promise for developing a safe and effective vaccine for people.

  • New manager for US Antarctic Program logistics contract August 23, 2016
    Leidos Holdings, Inc. will hold the National Science Foundation’s contract for support of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). The change follows the merger between Leidos and Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business segment as of Aug. 16. Lockheed Martin has held the contract since NSF made the award in December 2011. By pres […]
  • NSF awards $110 million to bring advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation’s scientists, engineers August 23, 2016
    Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue and expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). A virtual organization that has become the cornerstone of the nation's cyberinfra […]
  • Using data to better understand climate change August 23, 2016
    The year 2016 is on pace to be the hottest on record, with each of the first six months setting new temperature records, according to NASA. Climate change, combined with the effects of El Niño, is the main reason behind the record-setting temperatures. Though the general trends and risks of a warming climate are well-known, researchers remain uncertain about […]