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National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health are a set of federally funded research facilities in Bethesday, Maryland. The institutes comprise the core of one of the nation's most prosperous research clusters, contributing significantly to Maryland's outsized position as a home of federal employees and contractors.
The National Institutes of Health are a set of federally funded research facilities in Bethesday, Maryland. The institutes comprise the core of one of the nation's most prosperous research clusters, contributing significantly to Maryland's outsized position as a home of federal employees and contractors. « Show less

Top National Institutes of Health Articles

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  • Ellicott City

    Youth Dance The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters sponsors a Wacky Tacky youth dance for ages 9 to 15, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6275 Old Washington Road. Food and beverages, which include pizza, corn dogs,...
  • Wii bowling at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acupuncture. Thursdays, 10 a.m. $20 group...
  • Pain of sequestration is real

    Pain of sequestration is real
    Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
  • Susa Kessler

    Susa Kessler
    Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
  • Budget cuts and the politics of research

    Budget cuts and the politics of research
    Here's another reason the dysfunctional federal budget process is bad for Americans: besides hurting the economy and hitting us in the pocketbook, partisan feuding over budget cuts could undermine our health and even shorten our lives. That's because...
  • Funding NIH behavioral research is a waste of money

    Funding NIH behavioral research is a waste of money
    Regarding Sandra Hofferth's recent column on funding for the National Institutes of Health, I agree that "closing the longevity gap depends on behavioral and social science research" ("Budget cuts and the politics of research," July 15). However, Ms....
  • Lacks' family to have say in use of her genetic material

    Lacks' family to have say in use of her genetic material
    Henrietta Lacks had no control when doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital used her cells 62 years ago in research that led to groundbreaking medical advances. But now her descendants will. The National Institutes of Health said Wednesday that it had reached...
  • Child researchers seek low-income subjects

    Child researchers seek low-income subjects
    Roughly 13 minutes into a science experiment involving sets of blocks, Dorian Larkins, who at that moment is two weeks shy of his third birthday, has had enough. He would rather play with the trains in the waiting room, and he says he has to pee. But at...
  • Federal firefighters push for shift-swap flexibility

    When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours. But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
  • An immortal contribution

    Henrietta Lacks was an African-American mother of five living in Baltimore County's Turner Station when she died, unheralded, of cervical cancer at the age of 31. Yet the malignant cells that killed her, which were taken from a cervical tissue sample...
  • Hopkins, U-Md. await word on grant funding key in medical treatment discoveries

    Hopkins, U-Md. await word on grant funding key in medical treatment discoveries
    Dr. Craig Hendrix is exploring a novel concept: whether antiviral drugs can be absorbed through certain areas of the body to prevent sexual transmission of HIV. To test such hypotheses, Hendrix and his Johns Hopkins colleagues typically can put up...
  • Shirley B. Howard, fundraiser

    Shirley B. Howard, fundraiser
    Shirley B. Howard, a former local TV personality who with her late husband co-founded the Children's Cancer Foundation and proceeded to raise millions of dollars to help children suffering from cancer, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at her...