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NIH Public Bulletin – May 2010

Read About the Long Road to Discovery of Stuttering Genes in Inside

Format: E-Newsletter
Institute: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

The Spring 2010 issue of Inside, the NIDCD newsletter for health professionals and the public, is now available online.

In this issue:

  • "The Long Road to Discovery: Stuttering Genes Turn Up in the Most Unexpected Places": Learn how Changsoo Kang, a visiting fellow in the NIDCD's Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, and an international group of researchers led by Dennis Drayna discovered genes associated with stuttering.
  • The NIDCD's "It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing." campaign recently received the Media Award from the National Hearing Conservation Association.
  • As part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NIDCD-funded researchers provided summer research experiences for students, science teachers, and faculty from non-research-intensive institutions. Learn how the interns—some of them scientists in the making—and their mentors benefited from the experience.
  • NIDCD Director James F. Battey, Jr., received the 2009 Kerry-Manheimer Award from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in recognition of his career contributions as an outstanding researcher in the chemosensory sciences.

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