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  • The 2015 Jeffrey Trent Lecture: The Complexity of Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer January 23, 2015
    The National Human Genome Research Institute's Division of Intramural Research will present the 11th Jeffrey M. Trent Lecture in Cancer Research at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Masur Auditorium, Building 10 (Clinical Center), on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda campus. Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., director of the National […]
  • Genome exhibition travels to The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California January 16, 2015
    Following a four-month engagement at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, the high-impact, interactive exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, is making its second stop in California. The exhibition will open at The Tech Museum of Innovation, in San Jose, on Jan. 22, 2015, where the public will be able to visit it through April 27, 2015. […]
  • Carla Easter to lead NHGRI Education and Community Involvement Branch January 9, 2015
    Carla Easter, Ph.D., a biologist and science educator, has been named chief of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Education and Community Involvement Branch (ECIB). The branch is a part of NHGRI's Division of Policy, Communication and Education (DPCE). She will lead the division's program of genomics education and outreach activit […]

  • Drug Activates Brown Fat and Increases Metabolism January 26, 2015
    Drug Activates Brown Fat and Increases MetabolismA drug approved to treat overactive bladder can stimulate brown fat and increase energy expenditure in men. The results suggest a strategy for treating obesity and related diseases.
  • Skin Microbes and the Immune Response January 26, 2015
    Skin Microbes and the Immune ResponseResearch in mice shows how certain skin microbes help the immune system protect against pathogens. The findings may lead to a better understanding of various skin disorders.
  • Researchers Link Protein to Drug Allergies January 26, 2015
    Researchers Link Protein to Drug AllergiesScientists identified a protein in human immune cells responsible for certain drug-induced allergic reactions. Blocking the protein might lessen the side effects of many medications.