An African-American woman researcher looks into a microscope

NLM Conference Examines How to Leverage Best Practices for Clinical Research

The National Library of Medicine organized a two-day conference last month to highlight best practices for enhancing reproducibility of scientific research through increased rigor and transparency in reporting. “Consequential Clinical Research: Accelerating Continuous Improvement” included 14 sessions covering such topics as enhancing the quality of clinical research studies, achieving trustworthy results, increasing transparency, and delivering…

Cover of Summer 2017 issue of MedlinePlus magazine with Liz Hernandez

Access Hollywood Performer Liz Hernandez Talks about Alzheimer’s in NIH MedlinePlus

Posted today in NIH MedlinePlus magazine, Access Hollywood host Liz Hernandez shares her family’s experiences with Alzheimer’s disease. The NBC entertainment reporter talks about her mother’s battle with the disease and why she’s so passionate about reaching out to help others. A Q-and-A with a researcher funded by the National Institute on Aging reveals information…

A zebrafish (danio rerio)

A Zebrafish Can’t Change Its Stripes

But NCBI can—and did—produce an updated zebrafish (Danio rerio) genome annotation. The annotation used NCBI’s Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline and the new and improved zebrafish genome assembly (GRCz11). In releasing the genome annotation, the National Center for Biotechnology Information is making it possible for researchers and scientists all over the world to download more genetic…

Kristin Browne demonstrates digital medical illustration

Busting Myths and Expanding Horizons

The students who came to NLM on June 26 to narrow down their career choices were out of luck. They were introduced to more opportunities than they dreamed possible. Through presentations, demonstrations, tours, dozens of NIH staffers wearing “Ask me about my awesome job” buttons, and even a little wizardry, students from Johns Hopkins University’s…

Betsy Humphreys: Farewell to a Leader Who Set the Standard

As Betsy Humphreys was packing up boxes for archiving at the National Library of Medicine, she took a break to talk to NLM in Focus about her career. Humphreys, who retires as deputy director on June 30, will be remembered for many contributions, including serving as acting director of NLM, the Unified Medical Language System…