NIH on the web

A roundup of great content from NIH on the web

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How Sound Travels Through Our Bodies

Have you ever wondered how sound waves turn into the noises we hear every day? The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has answers.

In a two-and-a-half minute animated video, “Journey of Sound to the Brain,”Opens new window researchers show how sound travels from the ear to the brain, where it is interpreted and understood.

The video teaches about the deepest parts of the inner ear and shows how this process helps us communicate with the world around us.

Screen grab from new NIH technologies video.

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7 Tech Breakthroughs that Could Change Your Health

An alcohol-monitoring tattoo? Glowing tumors? A flu vaccine patch?

Welcome to the future of medicine—funded by your National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A new video highlights seven groundbreaking technologies Opens new window, which are funded by and for all Americans and NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

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What's New on MedlinePlus?

MedlinePlus offers information on symptoms, treatment, and prevention for more than 1,000 diseases and wellness issues. Now three more topics are available.

The newest topics on MedlinePlus are:
• eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic disease of the esophagus
• body lice (also called clothes lice), tiny insects that live and lay nits (lice eggs) on clothing
• dislocated shoulder

Everyday health information is updated on MedlinePlus because we want to bring you the most factual, up-to-date information possible.

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