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NIH Record
Vol. LVIII, No. 18
September 8, 2006
Symposium Spotlights Pioneering Progress, Sept. 19 in Masur
NIDA Recommends Treating Drug Abusers To Save Money, Reduce Crime
NIH Scientists, Grantees Honored by White House
NIH Fire Department Adds Hazmat to Pact with County
NIAMS at 20 — Health Disparities
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Marrow Transplant Success Makes Poster Child of Employee's Son
  Ufundi Thomas (r), a property accountable officer for NIDDK, plays with his son Jaiden, whose health was restored thanks to a bone marrow transplant.
According to his father, Jaiden Thomas, 3, was going to be a poster child for something in life — football, music, track and field or just the sheer exuberance of living. After all, the kid is irrepressible.

"He once saw a commercial on TV for a football game," recalls Ufundi Thomas, a property accountable officer for NIDDK in Bldg. 8, "and as soon as it was over, Jaiden pretended to be the quarterback, hunching down over center, taking the snap and taking a 3-step drop back to pass. It was amazing."

New Technique May Offer Fertility-Sparing Option to Cancer Survivors
Researchers funded by NICHD have developed a new technique that may provide a fertility-sparing option for women with cancer and other women at risk of infertility.

Although males can store sperm at a sperm bank, no comparable option exists for women. A woman's eggs seldom survive the freezing and subsequent thawing that stored sperm undergoes prior to fertilization.