NIH Research Highlights

2019

2019 Research Highlights — Human Health Advances

NIH accomplishments in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment include treatments for the Ebola virus, gene therapy that reverses a rare immune disorder, and a blood test to detect myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

2019 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Findings

NIH findings with potential for enhancing human health include a way to predict which people at risk for psychosis may progress to full psychosis, insights into recurrent tonsillitis, and a patch to replace damaged retinal cells.

2019 Research Highlights — Basic Research Insights

Noteworthy NIH advances in basic research include evidence linking enterovirus infections with acute flaccid myelitis, insights into how disrupted sleep may lead to heart disease, and nanoparticle robots that sweep away biofilms.

2018

2018 Research Highlights — Clinical Advances

NIH accomplishments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease include progress on preventing opioid overdoses, an antibody combination that suppresses HIV, and fecal transplants that restore gut microbes after antibiotics.

2018 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

NIH findings with potential for enhancing human health include vaccines against HIV, anthrax, and plague, a wearable ultrasound patch to track blood pressure, and a technique to regrow neurons across scarred spinal tissue.

2018 Research Highlights — Insights From the Lab

Noteworthy NIH advances in basic research include new insights into cancer, identification of a human skeletal stem cell, and an experimental male contraceptive that blocks sperm movement.

2017

2017 Research Highlights — Clinical Advances

NIH accomplishments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. These include progress on two Ebola vaccines, a bionic pancreas to treat type 1 diabetes, and a genetic test that improves blood thinner dosing.

2017 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

NIH findings with potential for enhancing human health include understanding how dietary factors influence disease risk, combatting the epigenetic effects of outdoor air pollution, and methods to detect prions in blood and skin.

2017 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy NIH advances in basic research include a 3-D model of human brain development and disease, a virus linked to food sensitivity, and a new role discovered for the thalamus.

2016

2016 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

NIH accomplishments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. These include a way to restore blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes, food allergy prevention, and an experimental malaria vaccine.

2016 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

NIH findings with potential for enhancing human health include advances in ZIka research, gene editing techniques, and diagnosing prostate cancer.

2016 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy NIH advances in basic research include an expanded map of the human brain, nanoparticles that convert white fat to calorie-burning brown fat, and a 3-D cell culture model of the placenta.

2015

2015 Research Highlights — Clinical Advances

NIH accomplishments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. These include a test to tailor breast cancer tumor treatments, a noninvasive treatment to help paralyzed men gain movement, and a tool that may predict suicide risk.

2015 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

NIH findings with potential for enhancing human health include advances in Ebola research, progress in fighting HIV, and the development of custom 3-D printed nerve scaffolds to aid tissue regeneration.

2015 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy NIH advances in basic research include charting human genetic variation across the globe, the discovery of lymphatic vessels in the central nervous system, and insights into energy-burning fat cells.

2014

2013

2013 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Human Disease.

2013 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with Potential for Enhancing Human Health.

2012

2012 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

2012 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with Potential for Enhancing Human Health.

2011

2011 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

2011 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

2010

2010 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

2010 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

2009

2009 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

2009 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

2008

2007

2007 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

2007 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

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