The NIH Record

February 8, 2000
Vol. LII, No. 3

NINDS Sponsors Technical Neuro-AIDS Workshop

Hooven Returns to NIH as
NICHD Executive Officer

Slavkin To Leave NIDCR in July

NLM Wins Vice President's Hammer Award

Intern Program Seeks Applicants

STEP Session on Science Communication

NHLBI Wins Pyramid Award

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

NIH Employees Celebrate Life, Legacy of Martin Luther King

By Sharon Ricks

Photos by Ernie Branson

Former U.S. Congressman Ronald Dellums speaks at MLK program.

It was 11:39 a.m. The Masur Auditorium was crammed to capacity. Seventy-five students from Prince George's County's Largo High School stood like statues in the aisles. They were draped in blue and gray choir robes. A cue from the director launched their words into the air: "We give alleluia." They sang like Martin Luther King was backstage.
M O R E . . .

'Nature's Repair Shop'
Promise, Science of Stem Cell Research Explored

By Carla Garnett

Science magazine called it the "breakthrough of the year" in its Dec. 17, 1999 issue. Within the last 18 months or so, scientists had discovered the promise of human stem cells to treat or cure perhaps hundreds of life-threatening illnesses. Imagine, for example, a person whose heart is so diseased or damaged that an organ transplant is necessary. Donor organs, however, are rare, and donor hearts among the rarest to find in time to save a person's life. In addition, organ transplantation carries the risk of rejection by the patient's body, further diminishing the chances for survival. But what if doctors could somehow use cells to grow the patient a brand new, disease-free heart, and what if that new heart were made of the patient's own cells, thereby lessening chances of rejection?
M O R E . . .