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September 5, 2000
Vol. LII, No. 18

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Diamond To Give Director's Cultural Lecture, Sept. 18

Social, Cultural Dimensions of Health Explored

Oldstone To Deliver Dyer Lecture, Sept. 13

ORMH Hosts Visits by More Than 200 Members of National Youth Groups

NINDS Grantee Wins 'Genius' Award

NIH Holds Fire Safety Awareness Day

ISSOs Provide
Computer Security at NIH

Strong Turnout for
NIH IntraMall 2000

News Briefs

New Appointments


Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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Peering Into Future
Cancer Prevention Becoming More Exact Science

By Rich McManus

Dr. Bernard Levin
If you thought that by maintaining ideal body weight, exercising, abstaining from tobacco, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables that you were hewing to the latest wisdom in preventing cancer, think again. While these guidelines still apply, a new picture of cancer prevention is emerging that is much more particular and personal than the advice of the past: tailored interventions based on an individual's risk of cancer lie ahead, thanks largely to new methods of probing one's genetic makeup, said Dr. Bernard Levin, professor of medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
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Cech To Discuss 'Life at the End of the Chromosome'

By Doug Dollemore

Scientists are hot on the trail of an enzyme that has the potential to increase the longevity of normal cells and may provide new tools to attack malignant ones, says Nobel laureate Dr. Thomas R. Cech. The enzyme, called telomerase, synthesizes or extends chromosome endings in germ cells, and may act like a molecular "timer" to regulate how long chromosomes in non-germ cells can continue to function.
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