Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, remaining stubbornly high on the list of medical causes of mortality. Two suicide survivors led off the 12th season of the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series on Oct. 5 at the Neuroscience Center.
An hour could not contain all of the fond remembrances that NIH and its broad community holds for the late former Congressman Louis Stokes, who died in 2015 at age 90. An event hosted by the NIMHD featured many warm recollections.
“We need the public badly. They are the ultimate receptors for the products of our work,” said Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO emeritus at the AAAS and former NIDA director, during an NCCIH lecture on communicating science to the public.
When school called to say her 8-year-old son, Desi Borstein, had a rapidly increasing fever, Carly Israel-Agin went straight there to administer a painful shot that broke the fever. The next morning, Israel-Agin did something she’d never done before: she ran a 10K.
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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.