The NIH Record

July 13, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 14

Young Scientist Collects Multiple Awards for NIH Project

Organ, Tissue Transplant Research Center Opens at CC

OSE's Summer Film Festival Returns

Book Bridge Project Concludes with Author's Visit

Panel Endorses Non-Animal Test of Chemicals

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Study Subjects Sought

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Nobel Laureate Gives Cultural Lecture
Sen's 'Relational Reach' Links Health, Economy

By Rich McManus

Dr. Amartya Sen, the 1998 winner of the Nobel prize in economics and a master at Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K., proved as charming and self-effacing as advertised in introductory remarks by NIH director Dr. Harold Varmus, who invited Sen to give the annual director's cultural lecture June 2. Speaking before a packed Masur Auditorium, Sen, as predicted by Varmus, also challenged received wisdom by observing that robust economies don't necessarily foment higher life expectancies, and that "to rely on a doctor's view of health might be a great mistake."
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Scientists, Start Your Engines
Ultra-Swift Internet2 Connection
Now Available at NIH

By Carla Garnett

At NLM, (from l) Jules Aronson, Victor Cid and Mike Gill are reviewing preliminary vBNS performance testing results.

NIH recently opened a new on-ramp to the next generation Internet (NGI) via a high-speed (155 Mbps, or millions of bits per second) connection to the very high performance Backbone Network Service (vBNS). Launched in 1995, the vBNS is a nationwide network supporting high-performance, high-bandwidth research applications and is the product of a 5-year cooperative agreement between MCI and the National Science Foundation.
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