In the News

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Study finds blood-based biomarker can detect and predict severity of injury.

Covid-19

Covid-19

A Phase 3 clinical trial of an investigational vaccine has begun.

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Goosebumps

Researchers find they trigger new hair growth.

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, which causes gonorrhea.

Gonorrhea

Combating antibiotic resistance.

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