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Covid-19 virus

COVID-19 Tracking

New approach can efficiently identify SARS-CoV-2 variants.

 getting a universal flu vaccine.

Seasonal Flu

A clinical trial will test a universal vaccine.

Stomach Virus

Stomach Viruses

Study shows diseases may spread through saliva.

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Life Expectancy

Data analysis discovers large gaps by population and geography.

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 the Acting 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