November 2018

Upcoming Open Houses Aim to Show Employees a Way to Inspire Local Children

Elementary Outreach Program volunteers teach a class at Walkersville Elementary School.

This December, the Office of Scientific Operations (OSO) is hosting two Elementary Outreach Program open houses that will show NCI at Frederick staff how they can help educate local elementary-aged students about science. This is OSO’s first year holding such events for the Elementary Outreach Program.


Researchers Identify Possible Reason for Loss of Brain Function in Patients with ALS

ALS Mice T

A team of scientists in NCI at Frederick’s Center for Cancer Research Mouse Cancer Genetics Program and their collaborators at the University of Florence have identified a link between the presence of a growth factor receptor and cognitive impairments in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). 



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