The NIH Record

February 23, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 4

NIH-Funded Gene Therapy Restores Muscle in Aging Mice

Campaign Targets
Oral Complications of
Cancer Treatment

CC To Host
Organ Transplant Program

Black History
Observance Set, Feb. 26

CSR's Tyner Travels
to Bhutan and Back

News Briefs





Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

An Affinity for Blair High
NIDDK Mentor Nurtures
Tomorrow's Science Stars

By Rich McManus

Grace Lin, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School, works at confocal microscope in Bldg. 8.

There is something almost messianic in the debut of a science prodigy, and something almost apocryphal when six of them flare like supernovae at one time, at one high school. Thus it was when Grace C. Lin, 17, and five of her classmates at Montgomery Blair High School's Science and Math Magnet Program were announced as finalists in the Intel (formerly Westinghouse) Science Talent Search in late January.

M O R E . . .

President Submits FY 2000
Budget for NIH

President Clinton's FY 2000 budget provides $15.9 billion for NIH, a $320 million increase — or 2.1 percent — over the 1999 level. Foreseen in the investment is a continuation of advances in fundamental science, especially in genetics, structural biology, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, computer science and imaging technologies, according to budget papers.

M O R E . . .