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June 11, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 12

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Women's Health Time Capsule Buried on Campus

NIDDK's Hennighausen Wins von Humboldt Award

NHLBI Hosts National Cardiovascular Health Conference

Minority Program Participants Honored

'Exercise Pill' in
the Offing?

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

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Learning the Lingo
New Lessons in How Brain Acquires Language Offered at Seminar

By Jennifer Wenger

Babies can "babble" using rhythmic hand motions.(Photo:
Jeffrey de Belle)

Why is it that a 3-year-old child can be fluent in Portuguese, French, English, Chinese, Hungarian, or any one of the world's 6,800 languages, but a 38-year-old American with 4 years of Spanish under his belt can barely ask for directions — en Espaņol — to the corner drugstore?
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NIH's Senior Scientist Has No Plans To Retire

By Susan Marsiglia

Dr. Ichiji Tasaki is a busy man. He begins his day with a 2-mile walk from his home in Bethesda to his lab at NICHD. He works 7 days a week, publishing an average of two scientific articles a year in respected peer-reviewed journals. Such a fast pace would be impressive for anyone. It is especially so for NIH's most senior scientist. At 91 years old, Tasaki has been conducting ground-breaking research for twice as long as some of his colleagues have been alive.
M O R E . . .