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Dr. Rory Cooper, Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories  at the University of Pittsburgh.

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

After living with sickle cell disease for decades, Tesha Samuels underwent gene therapy at National Institutes of Health.

Tesha Samuels advocates for others after living with sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease affects more than 100,000 people in the United States every year, and for three decades, Tesha Samuels was among them. After going through a gene therapy programRead More

New regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids could make them more accessible to people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Loud and clear: What to know about hearing loss

Hearing loss affects approximately 37.5 million people in the United States ages 18 years or older. It affects one in three people ages 65 to 74 and nearly half ofRead More

Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affect hemoglobin.

The costs of living with sickle cell disease in the United States

In the United States, more than 100,000 people are living with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited blood disorders that affects hemoglobin (the protein inRead More

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, former Director of NIAID.

Meet Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), served the American public for over five decades. A doctor, scientist, and infectious diseaseRead More

Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation, which helps doctors decide how to treat patients. During theRead More

Sunscreen in the winter?

Sunscreen is usually associated with beaches, the pool, and sweltering summer days. We spend less time outside in winter, and when we do, we bundle up to protect ourselves fromRead More

NICHD supports and conducts research to help save lives and promote wellbeing.

60 years of innovation: NICHD research through the years

Since 1962, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has helped save lives and improve the well-being of people most often excluded from research.Read More

A diagram of the digestive system, including the colon, rectum, and anus.

Calling out colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States, with 151,030 new cases estimated to occur this year. “Colorectal cancer” can referRead More

We don’t know how the brain sets boundaries between memories, but researchers are getting closer to an answer.

The brain and memory: Understanding how the brain thinks

Time flows continuously, so why do we remember events in chunks of time? Where does our brain determine when different memories start and stop? These were some of the questionsRead More

Prioritize your health with tips from the National Institute on Aging.

Live long, be well: Science-based tips for healthy aging

It’s a time to celebrate getting older, but caring for your body, mind, mental health, and relationships has health benefits no matter your age. These science-based tips can help youRead More