NIDCR-supported research helps to uncover the molecular underpinnings of “touch,” which can cause sensations of pain or pleasure and affect our experience of the foods we eat.
​​​​​​​NIDCR training award supports PhD student’s work revealing new brain circuit for facial pain.
In an ongoing clinical trial, NIDCR researchers examine how gene transfer might reverse a troubling side effect of cancer treatment.

Douglas Sheeley, ScD, has been selected to be the deputy director of NIDCR. Dr. Sheeley is an accomplished researcher, educator, and leader who has been with NIH for more than 17 years. He will join the institute on October 16.

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