In the News

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Heart health

Diets rich in omega-3s may lower risk of fatal heart attacks.

HIV Virus

HIV/AIDS

The latest news on HIV/AIDS research.

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Breast Cancer Disparities

Researching how genetic factors contribute to cancer risk.

Zika Virus Infection

Zika Virus Infection

Monitoring potential infections among U.S. Olympic team.

NIH at a Glance

Who We Are

Who We Are

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

The NIH Director

The NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., provides leadership for the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.

Funding for Research

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

Labs at NIH

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

Training at NIH

Training at NIH

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

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Jobs at NIH

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