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Dr. Debra Houry of the CDC presents at NIH.

Prescribers, Rethink Those Opioid Scripts

A dad clutches his daughter’s senior photo. She’ll never make it to graduation. After suffering a sports-related injury, the teen was prescribed an opioid for pain relief. She became addicted and joined a growing U.S. epidemic: People who died from an overdose of prescription opioids...Read more

NIMH’s Dr. Matthew Rudorfer

Stimulating the Brain from Without: Therapy and Science

Renowned television host Dick Cavett once had this to say about electronic convulsive therapy (ECT)...Read more

Dr. James Gilman, CC CEO

Reducing Medical Errors Requires Leadership, Culture of Learning

How do you create a caregiving culture where employees...Read more

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A scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending broken open to reveal vesicles (orange and blue) containing chemicals to pass messages in the nervous system.
ON THE COVER: Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan)

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NIH Celebrates ‘America Recycles Day’ with Call for Volunteers

The winning team Right on Time included (above, from l) Sabrina Mangat, Casey Hargrove, Chris Farley and Lindel Schuyler. Recycling coordinator Gareth Buckland (r) talks to NIDA’s Dr. Augusto Diana about becoming an environmental volunteer.

Advocacy Groups Learn How to Waltz with NIH

Some of the biggest, savviest players in the game of winning more funding for health research visited the Natcher Bldg. recently for a STEP module on "Advocacy Groups: Partners in Research." No one made a bigger splash than closing speaker Sam Donaldson, the ABC-TV White House correspondent who dropped in late in the day to embody a megawatt sermon on grabbing attention for your cause by being wildly entertaining (a notion seconded by an ACT UP founder on the program who boasted "I helped take over this campus once."). Money may make Capitol Hill go 'round, suggested a chorus of speakers, but it tends to dog the trail of tears and laughter.



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Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan)