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NIH Director's Blog APRIL 9, 2021

Here Comes the Sun

On April 8, I sent a coronavirus update to NIH staff titled “Gratitude for All You Do.” The update included a link to this video, and these words:No one will deny that this last year has been a str...

NIH Director's Blog APRIL 8, 2021

Lessons Learned About Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Every spring, I and my colleague Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), join with leaders across the country in the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. Our role is to discuss NIH’s continued progress in tackling our nation's opioid crisis. Because of the continued threat of COVID-19 pandemic, we joined in virtually for the second year in a row.

NLM Musings APRIL 7, 2021

NIH Strategically, and Ethically, Building a Bridge to AI (Bridge2AI)

This piece was authored by staff across NIH that serve on the working group for the NIH Common Fund’s Bridge2AI program—a new trans-NIH effort to harness the power of AI to propel biomedical and behavioral research forward. The evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize scientific discovery from bench to bedside. …

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The New York Times APRIL 9, 2021

To Speed Vaccination, Some Call for Delaying Second Shots

Stretching the time between the first and second doses would greatly accelerate the rate at which people get at least partial protection. But some experts fear it could also lead to new variants.

The Scientist APRIL 8, 2021

Early Humans’ Brains Were More Apelike than Modern

Impressions that ancient brains left in fossilized skulls reveal that the first human ancestors to migrate out of Africa had much more primitive brains than previously thought.

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