- Converging Pathways of Pain Research at NIDCR — The story of how pain research evolved at NIDCR.
- Human Genetics and Medical Research — Cracking the genetic code allowed us to study diseases at the molecular level, which has increased our knowledge of potential preventions and treatments for diseases. The study of genetics has become central to the science of medicine. This exhibit asks many questions: How do genes cause disease? Can gene therapy work? How do we manipulate genes and should we? [The exhibit needs a note at the top of every page: This is an archived exhibit, produced in 1996. For more recent information, visit the NHGRI.]
- NIBIB: Improving Health Through Emerging Technologies — This exhibit places some examples of cutting-edge research, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, in historical context. The virtual exhibit is under construction but you can visit the real thing [this would be a link to the map page].
- Synthetic Opiates and Opioids — The quest to free us from a dependence upon certain flowers by developing a synthetic source for morphine and codeine and the development of new painkillers is described. This work at NIDDK resulted in the NIH Total Opiate Synthesis method.
- The National Cancer Institute Real-Time Picture Processor — The Real Time Picture Processor (RTPP) was one of the first special-purpose hardware computers developed for grayscale image processing and was designed to aid in biological image analysis.
- A History of the Pregnancy Test Kit — This exhibit looks at the history of the home pregnancy test and examines its place in our culture. Research that led to a sensitive, accurate pregnancy test was done by scientists in the Reproductive Research Branch of the NICHD.
- Innovation and Invention: NIH and Prosthetic Heart Valves — The development of artificial heart valves at NHLBI involved surgeons, engineers, patients, and regulators. This exhibit explores their stories and presents current and future examples of artificial heart valve innovation. The virtual exhibit is under construction.
- Siemens 1-A Electron Microscope — This Siemens 1-A Electron Microscope was used for over three decades by Dr. Albert Kapikian, NIAID. The instrument was used to detect and characterize various viruses. While the virtual exhibit is being constructed, you can Visit the real thing [this would be a link to the map page].
- Charles Darwin — Formally titled “Rewriting the Book of Nature: Charles Darwin and the Rise of Evolutionary Theory,” the exhibit describes the Charles Darwin’s life and the fortunes of the theory of evolution by natural selection.