Ronald Davis cares for his 31-year-old son, Whitney Dafoe. Dafoe is seriously ill with ME/CFS. His father, a Stanford University professor, is organizing a study of the disorder. Courtesy of Ashley Davis hide caption

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Neuroscientist Takashi Kitamura works in the lab of Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of their recent projects helped identify a brain circuit involved in processing the "where" and "when" of memory. "Ocean cells" (red) and "island cells" (blue) play key roles. Takashi Kitamura/MIT hide caption

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30,000 Brain Researchers Meld Minds At Science's Hottest Hangout

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President Hopes To Draw Attention, And Funding, To Ebola Research

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Nina Pham, 26, steps off a plane Thursday night at a municipal airport in Frederick, Md. An ambulance was waiting to take her to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Victoria Ruiz (left), a postdoctoral fellow in immunology, works with Brianna Delgado, a high school student that she mentors, at the Blaser Lab, inside NYU's Langone Medical Center in New York, NY. Ramsay de Give for NPR hide caption

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

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From Therapy Dogs To New Patients, Federal Shutdown Hits NIH

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Two chimps groom each other at the Save the Chimps facility in Florida. The National Institutes of Health owns about 360 chimpanzees that aren't yet retired and that are living at research facilities; new guidelines say most of its chimps should be retired. Save the Chimps hide caption

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Rules Would Retire Most Research Chimps

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Finally, A Map Of All The Microbes On Your Body

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