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Bladder Control

Study discovers gene that helps us know when it’s time to urinate.

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Halloween Safety 2020

Steps to take when trick or treating this year from the CDC.

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Machine Learning

Identifying signs of osteoarthritis years before diagnosis.



Rogue antibodies and gene mutations explain some severe cases.

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