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Pill-shaped mitochondria with folded internal structures.


Scientists find protein that may be linked to exercise intolerance.

Happy mature people couple exercising for healthy life

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Learn about this rare, malignant cancer.

brain wave on electroencephalogram EEG for epilepsy

Music and the Brain

Scientists reconstructed a song based on brain activity.

Images of human brain cross sections.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Young athletes in contact sports showed evidence of CTE.

NIH at a Glance

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The NIH Director

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., is the Acting NIH Director and provides leadership for the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.

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Labs at NIH

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Impact of NIH Research

NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.

Jobs at NIH

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