Author Archives : Medline

Dr. Debara L. Tucci headshot.

Meet the Director: Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., is excited by opportunities to encourage and support research that can enhance human communication. As Director of the National Institute on Deafness and OtherRead More

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar standing on an outdoor basketball court.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks out about heart health

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a master of rebounds. On the basketball court, the six-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s offense made history. But two years ago, he faced a new kind ofRead More

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Meet the Director: George F. Koob, Ph.D., National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

The following is a replica of an article from MedLine Plus Magazine: Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 23-26. Even after decades of research in the field, George F. Koob, Ph.D.,Read More

Uncovering a cure: NIH-supported research lays the groundwork for understanding and treating pain

From the lab to the bedside Pain affects millions of Americans. It’s hard to measure, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment approach. NIH conducts and supports basic, translational, and clinicalRead More

“Ouch, that hurts!” The science of pain

Almost all of us have experienced pain of some kind. It’s the most common reason why people seek medical care. But because people feel pain differently, there’s no single treatmentRead More

Teens and stress: When it’s more than worry

Stress—and sometimes feeling anxious—is a natural and normal experience for everyone, including children and teenagers. But when those feelings last a long time or occur frequently, that’s cause for concern.Read More

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Engineer and athlete Rory Cooper, Ph.D., draws from personal experience to design new technologies for people with disabilities

Rory Cooper, Ph.D., is a Paralympian, Army veteran, world-renowned inventor and engineer, and disability advocate. In 1994, he founded the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), a collaboration with the UniversityRead More