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December 12, 2000
Vol. LII, No. 25

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'Best Feds on the Web'

Annual King Observance Set, Jan. 12

Team Unravels DNA
Repair Protein Structure

NIAMS Funds Grants
in Osteogenesis

NCI Launches Web
Design, Usability Site

NIH Team Wins
'Hammer' Award

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives


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From Russia, With Love
Sojourn in Belarus Transforms NCI's Simpson

By Rich McManus

Photos by Nancy Simpson and Yuri Pliushchev

NCI's Nancy Simpson is recently back from an extended visit to Belarus.

It's probably a pretty common syndrome among those who go abroad to give aid to a stricken population: You find beauty amid the horror, and soon you fall in love with the place. And to be frank, Nancy Simpson, a program director and public health advisor in NCI's early detection research group, Division of Cancer Prevention, seems prone to affection: a native of South Pasadena, Calif., who in high school used to help build floats for the annual Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day, she is herself of rosy disposition — she brims with empathy for the populations she has helped over the years in Appalachia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and now Belarus, a republic once part of the Soviet Union from which she returned in August after an 18-month assignment.
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Symposium Takes a Fresh Look at Language

By Sharon Ricks

Do brains learn like lungs breathe and hearts pump blood? How do you know that you can "fasten" and "unfasten" but not "hug" and "unhug?" How does your brain accomplish syntactic processing?
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