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Article ID: 8068

UMass Geoscientist Leads International Expedition to Remote Lake in Eastern Siberia

University of Massachusetts Amherst

A University of Massachusetts climate researcher has just returned from a month-long, international expedition to a remote lake in Eastern Siberia -- the site of an ancient meteorite crater. Scientists hope that collected sediments will give them clues about the region's past climate since the area was hit by a meteorite 3.6 million years ago.

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17-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8048

NSF Designation Recognizes Business School

University of California, Irvine

National Science Foundation Research Center at UCI to Form Industry-University Alliances With Unique Focus on Social, Economic Impact of Information Technology

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Education

Article ID: 8037

Revising Koechel Catalog of Mozart's Works

Cornell University

Cornell professor Neal Zaslaw is the first American to edit the Koechel catalogue that lists Mozart's works, compiled by Ludwig Ritter von Koechel and first published in 1862. Zaslaw's edition, the fifth or the ninth, depending on how one counts, will be the first to be published in both German and English. He expects it to be controversial.

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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 8036

Highlights of AHCPR's June Research Activities

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Findings of AHCPR-funded studies in the June issue of Research Activities.1- New Model Projects 11 Percent Fewer Deaths in 20 Years if U.S. Smokers Stopped Smoking; 2- Physicians Can Identify Women with Incontinence by Asking a Few Simple Questions; 3- Hospital Report Cards Can Help Hospitals Improve Quality; 4- Specific Factors Identify Asthmatics Most at Risk for Relapse After Emergency Room Treatment.

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17-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8034

Women More Likely than Men to Put Emotions in Motion

Vanderbilt University

Men and women experience the same level of sadness while watching a tearjerker at the movies, but women are more likely to reach for a box of tissues, according to a Vanderbilt University psychologist. Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ann Kring found that women aren't more emotional than men, they are just more expressive of their emotions.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 8033

Scientists to Use University Campus as Setting for Study of Stray Cats

Texas A&M University

Researchers estimate that anywhere from 300-500 cats live on the Texas A&M University campus, and they are launching a project to identify these cats and develop strategies for controlling their numbers.

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Article ID: 8029

Improved Oxygen Bath to Heal Wounds

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia researchers are developing inexpensive sensors and pumps to make possible the home use of an inexpensive oxygen bath, carefully calibrated, for the large number of elderly, paraplegics, diabetics, and burn and trauma victims, who suffer pressure ulcers or sores.

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Article ID: 8028

Social Security News: Privatization Can't Cure $6.6 Trillion 'Ponzi Scheme'.

University of Delaware

Nothing can save 40-something Baby Boomers from getting a raw deal at retirement because they're mired at the bottom of a massive pyramid or Ponzi scheme, according to a University of Delaware economist whose analysis of the Social Security system appears in the new issue of Humanomics, an international social science journal.

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Article ID: 8027

Cyrstal Structure of GP120 Reveals HIV in Action

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

In the long battle against AIDS, investigators have sought a viral Achilles heel by dissecting the precise molecular choreography that unfolds as HIV penetrates the linchpin-like T cells of the immune system. Now, a viral surface glycoprotein caught in the act of binding a CD4 T cell receptor -- graces the covers of both the June 18 issue of Nature and the June 19 issue of Science magazines.

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17-Jun-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8024

Robotic Helicopter Will Help NASA Scientists Explore Remote Arctic Crater and Learn More about Mars

Carnegie Mellon University

NASA scientists will use an experimental robotic helicopter developed at Carnegie Mellon to explore a meteorite impact crater on a tiny island in the Canadian High Arctic to learn more about Mars. From June 22 to July 26, a 20-member team will explore the Haughton Impact Crater on Devon Island.

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