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Autoimmune Diseases

New study sheds light on why women are disproportionately affected.

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ME/CFS research

Scientists find brain, immune, and metabolic abnormalities linked to debilitating disease.

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Exercise Benefits

Women may realize advantages of working out more than men.

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Omicron)

COVID-19 vaccination

Mothers who received shots while pregnant provide strong protection to their babies.

NIH at a Glance

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The NIH Director

Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., is the NIH Director and provides leadership for the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up 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.

Impact of NIH Research

NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.

Jobs at NIH

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