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Seasonal Flu

A clinical trial will test a universal vaccine.

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Life Expectancy

Data analysis discovers large gaps by population and geography.

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Mosquito Behavior

Researchers discover how mosquitos distinguish humans from animals

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (blue), isolated from a patient sample.

COVID-19 Treatment

Immune modulator drugs improved survival for hospitalized adults.

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

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.

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

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