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Article ID: 14825

Fragile X Brain Synapses Mostly Undeveloped

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Views of normal brains and of those afflicted with Fragile X Mental Retardation Syndrome are coming into focus, and the contrast in synapse development is vividly clear.

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Article ID: 14824

Magnetic Fields Crucial to Star Formation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Observations by a University of Illinois astronomer have shown that magnetic fields are a critical component controlling when and how stars form.

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Article ID: 14823

New Proto-Planetary Nebula Hints at Stellar Superwind

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The discovery of a new type of low-surface-brightness reflection nebula around aging stars has provided important clues about how stars lose mass and form planetary nebulae.

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Article ID: 14822

Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide Levels Decline in Mid-Atlantic Region

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Levels of atmospheric carbon monoxide are declining in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region, according to a new study by University of Maryland researchers funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

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Article ID: 14821

Goblins, Ghosts and Spooks Hitting Stores

Ball State University

Decorating stores with ghosts, goblins, witches and pumpkins is a blatant attempt to get the jump on the competition, says James Lowry, a Ball State University retail marketing expert.

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Article ID: 14820

Genetic Engineered Crop Studies Questioned

Cornell University

Two prominent entomologists, one from Cornell University, warn that three recent studies on the effects of genetically engineered crops have distorted the debate about engineered crops and this could have "profound consequences" for science and public policy.

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Article ID: 14819

Tips from Johns Hopkins Medical

Johns Hopkins Medicine

1- Time of year; increased aggressiveness from stinging insects; 2- Medicine from the fingertips -- massage therapy can help premature babies gain weight.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 14818

100th Anniversary: Freud's Interpretation of Dreams

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)

A century ago Sigmund Freud, in the spirit of scientific inquiry, and after years of research as a neurologist, published The Interpretation of Dreams. The book began his exploration of the mind and his development of psychoanalysis. The book's publication also marked the real beginnings of scientific research into the mind and to the development of truer understanding of mental health problems.

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Article ID: 14817

College Students Leave English at the Dorm Door

Austin College

For students at the Jordan Family Language House at Austin College, checking English at the door is de rigueur. For students of German, French, Spanish, or Japanese, the house is "the next best thing to being there."

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Article ID: 14816

AIDS Vaccine Researchers Awarded $12 Million Grant

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won a five-year federal grant totaling more than $12 million to develop a safe and effective vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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