U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | National Institutes of Health
This exhibition celebrates Christian Anfinsen's legacy by illuminating just a few of his contributions to science and society.
To Potter, science was driven by curiosity, not competition, and the only goal was to answer questions about the nature of life.
This exhibit explores the Nobel Prize-winning work of NHLBI's Marshall Nirenberg, who deciphered the genetic code in the early 1960s with the collaboration of his NIH colleagues.
Accomplished biochemists and beloved mentors, Thressa and Earl Stadtman have worked at NIH for more than half a century.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal was the first to describe the nervous system, including neurons, in exquisite detail. His original drawings, as well as information about current NIH neuroscience, are on exhibit in NIH Building 35, the Porter Neuroscience Center.
Dr. Joseph Goldberger discovered of the cause of pellagra, a disease that killed many poor Southerners in the early part of the 20th century. His finding, that pellagra was caused by a diet deficient in vitamin B, was met by political and social resistance.
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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 NIBIB Emerging Technology Exhibit in person in Building 31.
NIH's first supercomputer, the Cray X-MP/22, was the world's fastest supercomputer from 1983-1986, and the first one devoted solely to biomedical research. Both the physical and virtual exhibits are under development, but you can still see the Cray at its exhibit site located in Building 50.
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.
This exhibition describes the Varian A-60 NMR