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Dr. Alan GuttmacherAlan E. Guttmacher, M.D.: NICHD Director, Pediatrician, Medical Geneticist, Grandfather

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Dr. Lisa Halvorson: Renewed Focus on Women's Health

Dr. Lisa HalvorsonThe Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch is a relative newcomer to the NICHD family, even though gynecologic research has been an important part of the institute's portfolio since it was founded. Branch chief Dr. Lisa Halvorson talks about her vision for the branch and how she sees it influencing women's health.

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Antibiotic approved for treating infant abdominal infections (May 29, 2015)

​The antibiotic meropenem was approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for treating abdominal infections in children less than 3 months of age.

NIH funded scientists identify key intermediary between protein synthesis, circadian rhythms (May 22, 2015)

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered how a major pathway that initiates protein synthesis does so by using an enzyme as a go-between to activate the body’s internal clock.
Pelvic Floor Disorders: A Q&A with Dr. Susan Meikle  (May 21, 2015)

Pelvic Floor Disorders: A Q&A with Dr. Susan Meikle (May 21, 2015)

Many patients with pelvic floor disorders won’t tell their health care provider because they are embarrassed or think their provider can’t help. In this Q&A, gynecologist Dr. Susan Meikle says that progress is being made in treating pelvic floor disorders, and she encourages people to talk to their doctors.

Animals’ presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism (May 20, 2015)

When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers.
Promoting the Health of Women (May 11, 2015)

Promoting the Health of Women (May 11, 2015)

NICHD scientists study several common, sometimes serious conditions to improve the health of women.
2014 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research (April 29, 2015)

2014 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research (April 29, 2015)

NICHD’s Division of Intramural Research releases its 2014 annual report with progress updates from each program and laboratory.
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology