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  • NIH grants examine how genomic information can affect patients' health October 22, 2014
    New National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants aim to gauge if genomics can help diagnose diabetes, keep heart disease patients out of hospitals and guide cancer clinicians and patients to the most effective drugs. These pilot demonstration awards, totaling more than $11 million, are part of the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) program administered […]
  • Ellen Rolfes appointed new NHGRI executive officer October 20, 2014
    Following a rigorous national search, Ellen Rolfes, M.A., has been appointed the executive officer of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A human resources specialist and broadly accomplished as an administrative professional, Ms. Rolfes has worked at NHGRI for nearly two decades and at NIH f […]
  • NHGRI has an exciting new video! October 17, 2014
    Check out NHGRI's exciting new showcase video! The fifteen-minute montage spotlights programs - by institute scientists and NHGRI-funded institutions - that are paving the way for the genomic revolution. The fast-paced video also highlights milestones in genomic history and the pioneers who made it happen through the use of rarely seen archival videos a […]

  • New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment October 23, 2014
    Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment. The tracers have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. "By characterizing the isotopic and geoc […]
  • NSF invites proposals for Ebola-related fundamental research October 21, 2014
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a letter to the scientific community inviting proposals for rapid response grants for investigations related to Ebola. NSF seeks proposals for basic research to enhance understanding of Ebola and its spread; to design devices, materials and processes to detect and protect against the virus; and to improve educ […]
  • Sustainable chemistry center works to transform electronics manufacturing October 20, 2014
    Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry focuses on making computer chip manufacturing cleaner, faster and cheaper Full story at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/sustainablechemistry.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item.