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New Listserv Address

The Pain Interest Group recently announced its own listserv address: <paingroupl@list.nih.gov>. Anyone at NIH can subscribe to the list. Monthly get-togethers are held the second Monday of the month at 3 p.m. For further information, M.A. Ruda can be reached by phone at 402-4980, or fax at 402-0667, or e-mail at <ruda@yoda.nidr.nih.gov>

It's Elementary!

Want to spark the scientific interest of kids about 8 to 10 years old? A science teacher is seeking scientists to lead 25 students (grades 3, 4, and 5) through simple science activities or experiments during an afterschool club.

The Science Club meets on Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at North Chevy Chase Elementary School, 3700 Jones Bridge Rd. Openings to help out are available February through April 1997. If interested, e-mail Amy Chang at <achang@asmusa.org> or call her at 493-8657 in the evenings.

Not For Biologists Only

It may be called the NICHD Biologist Forum, but this monthly information exchange and technical skills update often offers pearls of wisdom to more than its current members - who toil in the NICHD laboratories of molecular genetics, eukaryotic gene regulation, and mammalian genes and development.

Monthly forum topics have included primers on conducting DNA mutagenesis or purification, protein stabilization, sequencing, and PCR reactions, as well as training on the use of available computer hardware and software.

The forum meets the second Monday of each month, from 4 to 5 p.m., in the second floor library of Building 6B. February's featured speaker is biologist Belinda Jackson, who will discuss her research in the Lab of Eukaryotic Gene Regulation.

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