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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, former Director of NIAID.
January 31, 2023

Meet Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), served the American public for over five decades....

Meet the Director
A researcher works in a lab.
January 25, 2023

Precision Environmental Health’s role in preventing disease

What is Precision Environmental Health? Precision Environmental Health is a research area that helps scientists learn how interactions between the environment and genetics can affect...

Genetic Testing
A researcher measures water samples from a stream.
January 24, 2023

The future of water

What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals that have been used in consumer products around the world since about the 1950s....

Environmental Health
Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.
January 13, 2023

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation, which helps doctors decide how...

NIH Research, Surgery, Medical Technology, COVID-19
January 11, 2023

Sunscreen in the winter?

Sunscreen is usually associated with beaches, the pool, and sweltering summer days. We spend less time outside in winter, and when we do, we bundle...

Skin Cancer
NICHD supports and conducts research to help save lives and promote wellbeing.
January 06, 2023

60 years of innovation: NICHD research through the years

Since 1962, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has helped save lives and improve the well-being of people most...

Migraine is a leading cause of disability in the United States.
January 05, 2023

When migraine turns chronic

Migraine is a leading cause of disability in the United States. For a subset of people who have it, migraine can develop into a chronic...

David L. Nash works as the National Library of Medicine’s Education and Outreach Liaison.
January 03, 2023

David L. Nash advocates for early detection after living with colon cancer

When David L. Nash isn’t sharing stories about his time as a Harlem Globetrotter or serving as the Education and Outreach Liaison for the National...

Colorectal Cancer
Best-selling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi has battled colorectal cancer.
December 20, 2022

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi advocates vigilance after experiencing colorectal cancer

Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., has won many accolades. His book How to Be an Antiracist reached #1 on the New York Times...

Colorectal Cancer
A diagram of the digestive system, including the colon, rectum, and anus.
December 14, 2022

Calling out colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States, with 151,030 new cases estimated to occur this...

Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
In his role as NIA Director, Dr. Richard J. Hodes oversees research on all aspects of aging―biological, clinical, behavioral, and social.
November 09, 2022

Meet the Director: Richard J. Hodes, M.D., National Institute on Aging

Richard J. Hodes, M.D., an influential scientist in the field of immunology, has dedicated his career to the science of aging. Dr. Hodes (pronounced...

Meet the Director
NIBIB Director Bruce J. Tromberg demonstrates a COVID-19 antigen test to a group of U.S. Senators on the NIH campus in Bethesda. The test was developed with support from NIH RADx Tech/ATP.
October 26, 2022

Meet the Director: Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., has been the Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) since January 2019. Dr. Tromberg uses the...

Meet the Director
We don’t know how the brain sets boundaries between memories, but researchers are getting closer to an answer.
October 19, 2022

The brain and memory: Understanding how the brain thinks

Time flows continuously, so why do we remember events in chunks of time? Where does our brain determine when different memories start and stop? These...

Use NIA’s resources to spread the word about the harmful effects of social isolation and loneliness and to share strategies for staying connected.
September 30, 2022

Stay connected: Tips from the National Institute on Aging for combating social isolation and loneliness

Have you ever felt lonely in a busy supermarket or a crowded party? While we all feel lonely sometimes, social ties are important for everyone....

Healthy Aging