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Article ID: 15134

Champions of Science Funding Urge Congress to Remain Steadfast in Their Support

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Nearly 100 university presidents, professors and students from around the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to urge support for the federal government's continued investment in university-based scientific and engineering research.

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Food Safety Product Developed

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Many of the 9,000 deaths and 76 million food-borne illnesses that occur annually in the United States may be prevented in the future by a discovery announced by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Father-Daughter Relationship Crucial to when Girls Enter Puberty

Vanderbilt University

A young girl's relationship with her family, especially with her father, may influence at what age she enters puberty, according to researchers. Girls with close, supportive relationships with their parents tend to develop later, while girls with cold or distant relationships with their parents develop at an earlier age.

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Group Interventions for Troubled Adolescents

American Psychological Association (APA)

Training adolescents to give up destructive behaviors like delinquency, substance abuse and violence seem to fail if several of the adolescents in the group have a tendency toward these behaviors, say researchers.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Accurate Information on Human Papilloma Virus Can Save Lives

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Human Papilloma Virus is a critical health issue, one that makes access to reproductive health care services even more important for all women and especially for adolescents, says Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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Article ID: 15129

Committee Opposes Amendments to National Organ Transplant Act

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

National Transplant Action Committee testified before the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment that it strongly opposes amendments to the National Organ Transplant Act.

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Quake Damage: Lessons About Mexico's Critical Buildings

Purdue University

A report published this month detailing damage from a June 15 earthquake in Mexico illustrates the need to enforce special seismic design standards for critical buildings such as schools, hospitals and fire stations.

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Article ID: 15127

Book: 101 Ways to Transform Meetings from Dull to Dynamite

Temple University

Temple University professor Mel Silberman knows meetings have a serious PR problem. But that doesn't have to be, says Silberman, who offers dozens of ways to bring meetings to life in his new book, "101 Ways to Make Meetings Active."

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Article ID: 15126

Latin American Studies, New Research and Teaching Capabilities

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Partners in the University of Arkansas' Latin American studies program have three new reasons to celebrate the program's 25th year -- new professors in foreign languages, history and anthropology whose research and teaching focuses on issues south of the U.S. border.

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Arts and Humanities

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Children's Health Insurance, National Back-to-School Campaign

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, along with Attorney General Janet Reno, Education Secretary Richard Riley, and representatives of several national non-profit organizations, announced a national Back-to-School campaign today to enroll children in free or low-cost health insurance through the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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