The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research, founded in the late 1870s. It is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services with facilities mainly located in Bethesda, Maryland. It conducts its own scientific research through its Intramural Research Program (IRP) and provides major biomedical research funding to non-NIH research facilities through its Extramural Research Program.

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  • How many drinks do you consume in a week? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism invites 21-60 year-old social drinkers, binge drinkers, and heavy drinkers to participate in a study to examine alcohol consumption in a research setting. Volunteers should be healthy and drug-free, and not seeking treatment for alcohol-related problems. Research participation includes 4-5 study visi...

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  • Oral health is important in its own right. But the mouth can also provide clues to many aspects of a patient’s overall health. A comprehensive oral exam can be completed in 5 minutes or less, offering medical providers an opportunity to detect early indications of systemic diseases such as diabetes, HIV, Sjogren’s syndrome, and other conditions that can manifest in the head and neck region. Watc...

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  • On Feb. 14, 2018, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism held a call to discuss the findings and implications of a study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevalence that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities found that a significant number of the children have FASD, with conserva...

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  • NIH experts held a Facebook Live on 1/18 to talk about diet, exercise, healthy aging, managing stress and anxiety, and quitting smoking. Featuring: - Dr. Erik Augustson, Program Director, National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch - Dr. Marie Bernard, Deputy Director of National Institute on Aging - NIH - Dr. Rezvan Ameli, Clinical Psychologist, National Institute of Mental He...

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  • See experts from across NIH discuss how to live healthier. Experts included: - Dr. Holly Nicastro, Clinical Applications & Prevention Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, discussed diet and healthy eating. - Dr. Jerome L. Fleg, Medical Officer, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, discussed exercise a...

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  • On December 1, 2017, the NIH Office of AIDS Research hosted a World AIDS Day forum titled HIV and Beyond: The Benefits of HIV Research. People from across NIH and the community gathered to listen to speakers representing several NIH institutes discuss the impact of HIV research across scientific disciplines, including hepatitis C, cardiovascular disease, behavioral and social sciences, effective a...

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  • Dr. Walter Koroshetz, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, talks about how opioid use impacts the brain. If you would like the files of the video clips, please contact Wally Akinso, email: akinsow@od.nih.gov.

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  • Eight teams that included NIH institute directors vied for the gold at the CFC Directors’ Basketball Challenge Oct. 26 on the Clinical Center’s outdoor court. The event helped launch the Combined Federal Campaign fund-raising drive.

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  • “Alcohol and the Female Brain” -- Presented by Dr. George F. Koob, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, at the 2017 National Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women and Girls, October 27, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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  • [This video does not have audio.] This video shows how a whiff of smelly air travels through the human nose. The video follows odor particles (the colored dots) on their journey through the nasal cavity, or passageways behind the nose. Some of the particles travel up toward an area in the nasal cavity where odor-sensing cells are located (this area is marked in white below the eye). Only a few par...

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  • Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago improved the speed, resolution, and light efficiency of an optical microscope by switching from a conventional glass coverslip to a reflective, mirrored coverslip and applying new computer algorithms to process the resulting data. Hari Shroff, Ph.D., chief of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengin...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) Mindy Kurzer, Ph.D., professor of nutrition and director of the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute at the University of Minnesota, talks about soy supplement research, illustrates the range of soy studies, and describes how each type of study has contributed to overall knowledge of this ingredient. She discusses many of the issues in conducting research on soy products and makin...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) Christine Taylor, Ph.D., senior nutrition scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), explains the concept of safety and how it is defined, measured, studied, and reported in regard to dietary supplements. Dr. Taylor provides examples to illustrate the ways in which the safety of various supplement ingredients have been evaluated. She di...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) Howard Sesso, Sc.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, explains the concepts of efficacy and effectiveness, and how they are defined, measured, studied, and reported in regard to dietary supplements. Dr. Sesso describes the different types of research studies used to determine efficacy and effectiveness and provides examples of research with dietary ...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program, at the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), talks about how the concepts of efficacy, safety, and identity/quality are addressed in studying botanicals and plant-derived ingredients. Dr. Sorkin provides an overview o...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) During this final session of the 2017 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, participants have the opportunity to ask any questions of three panelists: Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., director of the practicum and scientific consultant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and associate professor in the Department of ...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D.N., scientific consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), illustrates the state of the science on the value or lack of value of selected dietary supplement ingredients (including multivitamins, antioxidants, biotin, and sodium bicarbonate) to promote health and manage problems. He provides examples from the publ...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) Carol Haggans, M.S., R.D., scientific and health communications consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), gives an overview of the weight-loss supplement market and the types of products available. She summarizes the scientific evidence for selected ingredients in these products (including hoodia, chitosan, garcinia cambogia, raspberr...

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  • (Bethesda, MD) Joyce Merkel, M.S., R.D., scientific and health communications consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), describes the purpose and value of several databases (including PubMed/Medline, ClinicalTrials.gov, NIH Dietary Supplement Label Database, and more) that provide information on dietary supplement ingredients. She illustrates the co...

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