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Article ID: 2256

Agriculturists Forge Alliance to Improve Diets

Cornell University

Global representatives from agricultural universities and research facilities met in Ithaca, N.Y., to hammer out details on diet and 'food systems' alliance to create agricultural demonstration projects that show how food systems could be improved in both developing and developed countries. An agreement also would begin the process of upgrading food-systems infrastructures and training within developing countries.

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23-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2255

CRADA to Expand Cancer Vaccine Trials

Genzyme Corporation

Genzyme Transgenics Corp. announced today that it has signed a five-year CRADA with the NCI to expand research and development activities related to idiotypic cancer vaccines. Idiotypic vaccines contain proteins derived from individual patient tumors or from specific types of tumors.

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23-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2254

National Coalition for Math and Science Education

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Superintendents of the nationís largest urban school districts will announce the formation of a national coalition to develop and share solutions to common problems they face in improving mathematics and science education. Revitalizing urban schooling is a key to the success of national education reform programs because urban school systems enroll roughly half of all U.S. public school students.

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23-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2253

Heart Drug Steadies Eye Surgeons' Hands

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Caffeine, stress, sleep loss, anxiety and physical exertion all can induce unnoticeable hand tremors. Now, experiments with a drug commonly used to treat rapid heart beats appears to significantly improve hand steadiness of surgeons during simulated eye operations.

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23-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2252

Science, Science Studies, and Their Critics

University of California, Santa Cruz

Leading researchers from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities will convene at UC Santa Cruz on May 10 and 11 for a weekend conference on one of the hottest topics in higher education today: Is science just another cultural and political construct?

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23-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2251

Physicist Cornell Receives Waterman Award

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Eric A. Cornell, 35, adjoint professor at the University of Colorado and physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been selected to receive the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Boardís highest honor for young researchers.

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23-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2239

Mystery Disease'Sarcoidosis Receives Attention

National Jewish Medical and Research Center

"Sarcoidosis is a result of an unknown environmental agent," says Lee Newman, M.D., a National Jewish Medical and Research Center physician. "Sarcoidosis is a mystery disease. There's probably more than one cause." Dr. Newman's "Medical Progress" report in the April 24 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine outlines what the medical community has learned about the disease during the past 10 years and the best ways to treat it. EMBARGOED: 5 p.m. EDT, April 23, 1997

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19-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2249

New Institute for Animal Welfare at Cornell

Cornell University

The Cornell University Institute for Animal Welfare has been established to foster discussion and research on issues concerning animals in agriculture, laboratories and the wild. Based in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the institute will provide financial support for studies by Cornell-affiliated researchers and will bring to campus speakers on a range of animal-welfare topics.

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22-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2248

Dentists To Learn Forensic Techniques

American Dental Association (ADA)

Dentists, dental hygienists and dental students from across the country will learn the latest forensic techniques at a special two-day course at the American Dental Association (ADA) Chicago headquarters in April. The response to this workshop has been so strong that a second workshop has been added to accommodate all who want to attend.

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22-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2247

Cigar Smoking Dangerous, Not Glamorous, ADA Warns

American Dental Association (ADA)

Cigar sales are up as tobacco companies use movie stars and athletes to boost the popularity of cigar smoking by making it look sophisticated and glamorous. But, the American Dental Association (ADA) warns that even occasional cigar smoking may contribute to serious oral health risks.

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22-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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