In the News

issue from a colorectal cancer. The multi-colored scale (top right) reveals layers of hidden information, including types of tissue and protein.

Colorectal Cancer

New 3D atlas promises improved diagnosis, treatment.

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Heart Failure Risk

Study finds rates of heart failure much higher in rural communities.

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Pollution and Asthma

Outdoor pollutants linked to increase in childhood asthma attacks.

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Early Alzheimer’s Detection

A blood test may be able to find a disease marker years before symptoms appear.

NIH at a Glance

Who We Are

NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

The NIH Director

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D. is performing the duties of the NIH Director and provides leadership for the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.

Funding for Research

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs.

Labs at NIH

Scientists conduct research on NIH campuses across the U.S., as part of our Intramural Research Program.

Training at NIH

NIH provides training opportunities internally, as well as at universities and other institutions across the U.S.

Jobs at NIH

The central recruitment point of access to all NIH jobs and training opportunities

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