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Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Streisand Delivers Rall Cultural Lecture

Barbra Streisand isn’t a doctor, although she has played one on screen. She’s graced stages big and small across the globe, from Hollywood and Broadway to London and Sydney. At NIH on May 15, the worldrenowned singer-actor-director used her voice in a less-familiar venue to amplify a topic that’s been close...Read more

NCI’s Dr. Terri Armstrong

Attractions of Commercial Genome Testing 

If you haven’t been to the drug store lately, it may come as a surprise to find, there on the shelves as you search for toothpaste...Read more

Filmmaker James Reid

Fogarty Marks 50 Years of Global Health Partnerships

A half century of global health research and training accomplishments were celebrated May 1, as more than 500 NIH leaders...Read more

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Isotope Laboratory Opens at NIH

H/ien usin^ highly r ad ioac t ive materials, research v.orkers The newest laboratory of the National Institutes of Health, the Isotope laboratory, is now In operation. It opened June 5 and 6 with a "family" open house for NIH personnel. On Wednesday, June 7, scientists from other laboratories in and around Washington toured the new building, one of the few radioisotope laboratories in America designed solely for medical research.

NIH Marks Women's History Month

Ann Timmons, a communication artist, performed a one-woman play about equal rights pioneer Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

"Critical Thinking." That's how women at NIH change America, according to organizers of the 2005 Women's History Month celebration, who adapted the occasion's national theme — "Women Change America" — for the NIH audience.

Leading off the celebration, sponsored by NIH's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management on Mar. 9, Ann Timmons, a communication artist, performed the one-woman play, Off the Wall: The Life and Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Author in 1892 of The Yellow Wallpaper, a semi-autobiographical account of a woman's struggle with depression, Gilman was a pundit and lecturer on equal rights for women.



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Neuron responds to pulling of single hair. An NIH study has uncovered specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain.