NIH Research Highlights

2017

Ebola vaccine injection

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.

Immunofluorescent microscope image of mouse pancreatic islet

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.

Human intestinal organoids in mouse intestine

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

Viaskin Peanut patch being applied to skin

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.

Illustration of scissors cutting DNA.

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.

Placental cells grown in bioreactor

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

Large group of women standing side by side.

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.

MRSA.

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.

Illustration of person made of DNA.

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

Strand-like Ebola Virons

2014 Research Highlights — Clinical Advances

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease.

Illustration of a brain sitting on, and wrapped with, a road map.

2014 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

Bacteriophages

2014 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy advances in basic research.

2013

mosquito.

2013 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Human Disease.

microscopic fungi

2013 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with Potential for Enhancing Human Health.

Cells

2013 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy Advances in Basic Research.

2012

Teenager holding eggs.

2012 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

Oocyte.

2012 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with Potential for Enhancing Human Health.

DNA strands.

2012 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy Advances in Basic Research.

2011

Microscopic image of a cluster of large cancer cells among smaller cells

2011 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

Photo of ashtray filled with cigarette stubs

2011 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

Photo of a woman nodding off at her desk

2011 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy Advances in Basic Research.

2010

Photo of a man

2010 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

Photo of a woman preparing a flu shot

2010 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

Molecular model of CXCR4 structure

2010 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy Advances in Basic Research.

2009

Photo of woman on a scale - cropped

2009 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

Globular fat cells

2009 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

Cluster of rounded blue virions

2009 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy Advances in Basic Research.

2008

Photo of multiple vitamin pills and spoon

2008 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

Photo of an African-American couple walking together - cropped

2008 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

Illustration of HIV viruses

2008 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy Advances in Basic Research.

2007

A young woman smiling

2007 Research Highlights — Clinical Breakthroughs

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease.

Image of a blue-green fibrous mass in the brain

2007 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Advances

Findings with potential for enhancing human health.

Cell culture flasks used to propagate stem cells

2007 Research Highlights — Insights from the Lab

Noteworthy Advances in Basic Research.

This page last reviewed on January 8, 2018