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April 29, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 9

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David Spiegel To Deliver NCCAM Lecture, May 6
in Masur

Annual Pittman Lecture To Feature Pascale Cossart, May 7

Anxiety Disorders Screening for NIH'ers,
May 7

Lu Wins Solowey Award,
To Lecture May 8

NIGMS Anniversaries Marked at Minority Student Meeting

Are You a Computer Hacker's Target?

NIDDK Establishes New Office of Obesity Research

NIGMS Minority Program Directors Honored

News Briefs



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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A Perfect Place for Zebrafish
Renovations, New Wing Coming to Bldg. 6, a Former NCI Laboratory

By Rich McManus

The Bldg. 6C addition will occupy this site on building's east side.

Big changes are coming soon to staid old Bldg. 6, one of the original campus laboratory buildings, completed in September 1939 (only 7 months after Bldg. 1) as a research facility for the National Cancer Institute. The 7-level-plus-attic red-brick structure, long eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, is due to be gutted down to bare concrete and completely renovated by 2005. Its two newer wings, 6A, completed in 1978, and 6B, grafted on in 1990 primarily to house lab animals, will remain largely untouched but will gain a third wing, 6C, now known as the NMR/Zebrafish addition, on its southeast corner. This new low-rise addition — so ground-hugging that its floors have already been designated B1, B2 and B3 — will house perhaps half a million of the species Rerio danio, or zebrafish, who will cavort in thousands of 1- and 2-liter tanks, managed by NICHD and NHGRI. The new wing will also house a massive NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) imaging magnet for studies by scientists from NIDDK, NCI, NHLBI and NIDCR.
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Looking an Elephant in the Eye
HHS Agencies Forge Strategy on Health Literacy

By Jennifer Wenger

Ask anyone who's ever considered having surgery, starting a new drug therapy or changing a diet: To make smart health decisions, a person needs to be informed.
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