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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison of Johns Hopkins

Survivors Discuss Suicide’s Stubborn Persistence, Mismanagement

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, remaining stubbornly high on the list of medical causes of mortality even as deaths from stroke, AIDS, heart disease and leukemia have fallen...Read more

Lori Stokes with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins

Stokes Family, NIH Director Honor Congressman’s Legacy

An hour could not contain all of the fond remembrances that NIH and its broad community holds for the late former Congressman...Read more

Dr. Alan Leshner touts communication at NIH.

Scientists Need Public’s Support to Continue Progress, Leshner Says

Science has made fantastic progress on virtually every front and, to continue, scientists need the public’s support, argued...Read more

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ON THE COVER: NCI scientist holds three test tubes containing (from l) healthy T-lymphocytes, T-cells infected with HIV/AIDS virus and T-cells exposed to HIV but protected by AZT.

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Top Gingerbread House Hardly ‘Despicable’

Dr. Alan Zametkin,

The Despicable Me gingerbread house shown at lower right was the top vote-getter in the Clinical Center’s 10th annual gingerbread house decorating contest. The “Minion” character from the film Despicable Me was a feature of multiple entries in the contest, which drew a record number of submissions in 2013—more than 50. A Facebook page allowed online viewers to vote for their favorite houses as well.

Orders for Expansion of NIH Signed

Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewing and Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele, on November 22, issued General Circulars establishing two new Institutes at NIH, in accordanc e with the Omnibus Medical Research Act--

Public Law 692, 81st Congress. The addition s ar e a National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness and a National Institute of Arthritis an d Metaboli c Diseases. The latter Institute ac - quires and expands the functions of t h e Experimenta l Biology and Medicine Institute, which is officially abolished.


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NCI scientist holds three test tubes containing (from l) healthy T-lymphocytes, T-cells infected with HIV/AIDS virus and T-cells exposed to HIV but protected by AZT.