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|ON THE COVER: Pseudo-colored scanning electron micrograph of an oral squamous cancer cell (white) being attacked by two cytotoxic T cells (red), part of a natural immune response
IMAGE: RITA ELENA SERDA, DUNCAN COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER AT BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NCI
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To help kick off the "A Healthier US Starts Here!" Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Prevention and Wellness Initiative, a bus that will travel the country stopped by NIH on the morning of Apr. 18. Leaders from across NIH-including Dr. Elias Zerhouni (below, l), who took a turn behind the wheel-were able to get a sneak peek of the colorful bus that will tour across 48 states this spring and summer as part of an effort to promote awareness of the prevention benefits available to Medicare beneficiaries.
We mammals have it rough. Especially the humans among us. All mammals are born helpless — their survival hinges on maternal care — but compared to many other species, Homo sapiens require a prolonged childhood. Raising a human being is no joke.
Consider the mice of the field. A prairie vole (a critter resembling a mouse) weans its young at the tender age of 3 weeks or so, when the youngster departs to seek its fortune.
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