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Controlling Collagen Levels Key to Fighting Organ Failure

American Heart Association (AHA)

People with high blood pressure have elevated blood levels of collagen, a protein, which may help explain why these individuals are at risk for heart failure as well as kidney and other organ failure.

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Article ID: 8547

Lower High Blood Pressure with Diet

American Heart Association (AHA)

Individuals with high blood pressure should not only put away the salt shaker, but eat more fruits, vegetables and fat-free or low-fat dairy products, according to a statement from the American Heart Association.

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Article ID: 8626

Tough Local Laws Can Curb Teen Smoking

University of Minnesota

Citizens who make a concerted effort to restrict teenagers' access to tobacco can significantly influence youth smoking rates in their community, according to a University of Minnesota study that will be published in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 8620

Can a President Pardon Himself?

Johns Hopkins University

A Johns Hopkins constitutional expert has a surprising answer: Yes! And he says there may be political advantage to such a move.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 8618

"Network marketing" Brought to Education

Millsaps College

Network marketing is one of the hottest ways for small home businesses to expand their customer base exponentially. Now this concept has been brought to education, with an innovative program in Mississippi providing resources for public school teachers.

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Education

Article ID: 8617

Chicago Business Executive Named UIC Business School Dean

University of Illinois at Chicago

Anthony J. Rucci, 47, a Chicago business executive for nearly 20 years, was appointed today as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Article ID: 8614

How IBM Lost the Fight for PC Voice Recognition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Technology Review

NaturallySpeaking continuous speech recognition software, is working on simultaneous translation systems, which could be built into telephone systems, enabling people literally speaking two different languages to converse and understand each other in real time.

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Article ID: 8613

National Science Board To Meet (August 12-14)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Board (NSB) will meet on Wednesday, August 12 through Friday, May 14, 1998 at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. The full NSB will meet in an open session to the public on Thursday afternoon. There is no general media availability scheduled for this meeting.

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Article ID: 8601

APA Lauds Congressional Task Force

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

The American Psychiatric Association applauded Representatives for urging Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) to establish a special task force to review the state and federal health care delivery system for the mentally ill.

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Article ID: 8599

NSF Taking Small Business Into New Innovation

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will award four grants in a new pilot program intended to bridge the gap between technology research and commercialization by providing incentives for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grantees to seek partnerships with investors. The new SBIR Phase IIB Pilot Program supplements the already successful SBIR effort at NSF.

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