In the News

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Heart Failure

Information on this common and serious condition.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Turning scientific discoveries into targeted therapies.

Illustration of a whole influenza virus with a light grey surface membrane and the virus’ surface proteins HA (light blue) and NA (dark blue).


Newly identified flu antibodies could improve vaccines and treatments.

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Study finds teens prefer mint and mango flavors.

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