Scientists at the NIH have lots of clout in the area of human health. They are at the forefront of biomedical research on strokes, arthritis and drug abuse. They are riding the wave of discovery on the surfboard of knowledge as it crashes toward the beaches of improved health. They are investigating potential new treatments for a variety of diseases, researching the causes of diseases that remain misunderstood, and identifying genetic triggers for other diseases. Their findings may be implemented in the next batch of drugs to treat pancreatic cancers, asthma and tooth decay. That’s right - someone at the NIH might eventually come up with the ultimate dental floss. If that's not power, what is?