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Feeling Stressed?

Ways to improve health and well-being.

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Full-dose blood thinners decreased need for life support in hospitalized patients.

Illustration shows DNA fragments (yellow) derived from a transplanted heart alongside the patient’s own DNA (blue). A new blood test measures donor DNA fragments and detects acute heart transplant rejection earlier than current methods.

Heart Transplants

DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities.

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Methamphetamine Use Disorder

Combination treatment shows promise.

NIH at a Glance

Who We Are

NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

The NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., provides leadership for the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.

Funding for Research

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs.

Labs at NIH

Scientists conduct research on NIH campuses across the U.S., as part of our Intramural Research Program.

Training at NIH

NIH provides training opportunities internally, as well as at universities and other institutions across the U.S.

Jobs at NIH

The central recruitment point of access to all NIH jobs and training opportunities