David E. Nichols

Latest David E. Nichols Items
  • Tear-jerker 'Mud' ends Cannes competition lineup

    The Cannes film festival on Saturday wrapped up the movies in competition wading deep in the Mississippi river with "Mud," a heart-wrenching, Mark Twain-influenced tale of a teenage boy searching for the meaning of life in a harsh world and starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.


  • This handout photo provided by Purdue University shows David Nichols in a lab at the university in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Nichols studies the way psychedelic drugs act in the brains of rats. But he's haunted by how his work is being hijacked by humans selling street drugs. (AP Photo/Purdue University, Mark Simons)

    Scientist haunted by misuse of drugs he invented

    David Nichols studies the way psychedelic drugs act in the brains of rats. But he's haunted by how humans hijack his work to make street drugs, sometimes causing overdose deaths.


  • Dr. David Nichols, left, and Physician's Assistant Inez Pruitt smile as they check out the X-Ray room inside the new Tangier Island Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va. Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The clinic is scheduled to open on Aug. 29. Dr.  Nichols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

    Va. island dealt blow after building new clinic

    For more than 30 years, Dr. David Nichols has piloted a plane or a helicopter across the Chesapeake Bay on his day off each week to provide medical care to this community of 500 that has no resident physician.


Happening Now