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Scientists better define characteristics of long COVID


Scientists better define characteristics of long COVID.

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Traumatic Events

Helping people cope with physical and mental responses to trauma.

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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

Researchers track the financial burden of living with SCD.

B Cell


Scientists discover a gene involved in some cases of this autoimmune disease.

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

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