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July 22, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 15

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Summer Lecture Series Provokes Young Minds

Diversity Grand Rounds Provide Tools, Resources

New NIDDK Branch
Focuses on Liver Disease

nVision Coming Soon to NIH

Dearry Named Associate Director of NIEHS

BIG Honors NIH Officials

FIC's Gardner Receives Public Service Medal

New NLM Web Site
Takes Mystery Out of Genes, Chromosomes, DNA

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

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The NIH Record

Speed Limits Passť
'Roadmap' Tour, Stem Cell Update Highlight ACD Meeting

By Rich McManus

It might not be quite as detailed, yet, as the Rand McNally version, but the "NIH Roadmap" — an elucidation of the need for speed in making discoveries and applying them to patient care — was unveiled at length at the 86th advisory committee to the NIH director meeting June 30 on campus. NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni introduced the initiative then let three institute directors carve turns around its major features: new pathways for discovery, the shape of future research teams and revitalized clinical research.
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'They Said It Couldn't Be Done, But He Done It'
MIT's Langer Offers 'Blue Sky' View of Biomaterials' Potential

By Rich McManus

Dr. Robert Langer
As if to offset the leaden feel of a notoriously soggy spring in Bethesda, MIT's Dr. Robert Langer, a prolific inventor as well as professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, opened some blue skies June 16 as he discussed advances in drug-delivery systems and in tissue engineering — including new organs, blood vessels and such body parts as ears and noses — at NIDCR's annual Seymour J. Kreshover Lecture in Masur Auditorium.
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