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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Sen. Nelson Visits NIH for ALS Update

Collins greets Nelson, along with  Hodes and Koroshetz

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (l) greets Nelson, along with NIA director Dr. Richard Hodes (third from l) and NINDS director Dr. Walter Koroshetz.

Photo: Ernie Branson

Traynor briefs Nelson in a lab

Dr. Bryan Traynor (l), senior investigator and chief of the neuromuscular diseases research section in the NINDS Laboratory of Neurogenetics, briefs the senator on research progress and techniques.

Photo: Ernie Branson

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) spent the afternoon of Nov. 28 at NIH, getting an overview of research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) from intramural experts in the field. Nelson chairs the Senate’s special committee on aging and was a crewmember on the 24th flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which took place Jan. 12-18, 1986.

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