September 3, 2002
Wilson To Give NIH Director's Lecture, Sept. 11
Serendipity and Sweat in Science
'Frog Man' Daly Follows Curiosity To Ends of the Earth
By Anna Maria Gillis
When he first contacted NIDDK's Dr. John W. Daly in 1990, John Dumbacher says he was afraid that the senior scientist would think "I was just a nutty kid." But Dumbacher, then a graduate student in ornithology at the University of Chicago, needed the help of one of the world's leading natural product chemists to test what seemed a far-fetched idea.
M O R E . . .
From Sir, With Love (of Longer Life)
By Rich McManus
There aren't many in medicine who can authoritatively offer
prescriptions for the entire world, but Sir Richard Peto, who has
built an internationally acclaimed career examining the big picture,
from the vantage of medical statistics, may be one of them.
Returning to NIH for the second time in a month (the first was to
accept the 2002 Charles Mott Prize from the General Motors
Cancer Research Foundation), Peto explained, before a Wednesday
Afternoon Lecture audience in Masur Auditorium on June 26, that
halving the rate of premature death worldwide is within the capacity
of current medical expertise.