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The Division of Intramural Research conducts a broad program of laboratory and clinical research.

Zebrafishing a weapon against metastatic cancer

Read more For many cancer patients and their doctors, the deadliest enemy is metastasis - the migration of cancer cells from the original tumor to other places in the body. Now, a team of National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists has proposed a promising new approach for finding ways to impede or halt this deadly process. NHGRI's Dr. Shawn Burgess and his colleagues have published that approach online inDisease Models & Mechanisms.Read more

Dogs mayhelp researchers sniff out new cancer detection and treatment strategies

Read more Scientists at NIH, Purdueand Tufts University have discovered that a genetic mutation that triggers bladder cancer in dogs is identical to a mutation that is implicated in multiple human cancers. Find their research in the March 12, 2015, advance online issue ofMolecular Cancer Research. NHGRI's Heidi Parker, Ph.D., and Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D., chief of NHGRI's Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch, contributed to the research.Read more

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Trent Lecture: The Complexity of Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer Read more

On Feb. 11, 2015, Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., National Cancer Institute, delivered the 11th Jeffrey M. Trent Lecture in Cancer Research. A video of the lecture is now available on GenomeTV. The Trent Lectureship is presented by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Division of Intramural Research. See the video

NIH researchers publish comprehensive taxonomy and genetic analysis of skin microbial diversity

Read moreA team led by Julie Segre, Ph.D., chief of NHGRI's Translational and Functional Genomics Branch and Heidi Kong, M.D., investigator in the dermatology branch of the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research, produced an article published in the Oct. 2, 2014 issue of Nature reporting on their study of the genetic content of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms on the skin of healthy individuals. The authors performed DNA sequencing of the collection of genomes, or metagenome, of 18 sampling sites across the skin, revealing that each individual has a unique skin microbiota.Read more

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