May 27, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 11
NIMH Launches 'Real Men. Real Depression.' Campaign
'Grand Challenge' Ideas, Stimulates New Thinking
NIAAA Hosts Baseball Star's Student Group
Huge Turnout for
First E-Cycling Event
Bikers Revel in
Commutes to NIH
Study Subjects Sought
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIH Record Archives
Better Analgesia Ahead?
Pain, Though Ubiquitous, Still Poorly Understood, Say Panelists
By Rich McManus
M O R E . . .
It might pain people to know that most of what today's physicians
have to offer in the way of pain relief has been around for
thousands of years. But a panel of four leading pain research
scientists told a STEP Forum on "Pain" Apr. 22 that help is on the
way as modern molecular biology teases out, on a cellular level, how
pain is sensed, transmitted and experienced within the central
nervous system and the brain. All four expressed cautious optimism
that the future, in terms of pain management, will be more tolerable
than the past mainly due to advances in basic benchwork
and in clinical research that, as one scientist said, will "finally explore
what it is exactly that our patients are suffering from."
||Michael Price tells personal story of addiction pain.
NHGRI Researchers Become Ambassadors for National DNA Day
By Geoff Spencer
April 2003 will be remembered in the annals of history as the month
when the National Human Genome Research Institute, the U.S.
Department of Energy and their international partners announced
the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, the effort
to sequence the 3 billion DNA letters in the human genetic
M O R E . . .