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Cartoon of man thinking about writing a sentence while electrodes implanted into his brain send a signal that appears as words on a computer screen

Mental Handwriting

Project may help people with paralysis to communicate.

An eye-tracking app could help make autism screening easier and more widespread.


App could provide an efficient, low-cost option for early detection.

A woman breaking a cigerette

Quit Smoking

Getting help and other resources.


Severe COVID-19

What happens in the lungs and other parts of the body.

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

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., 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