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Article ID: 12988

Farmers Given 20-20 Vision from 30,000 Feet

Purdue University

By the year 2020, farmers will check their crops by checking satellite images on the World Wide Web, says a researcher at Purdue University, who has pulled together information to help decode aerial and satellite images and has published it on the first-ever Agricultural Validation and Verification Web site.

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Article ID: 12923

Aged Thymus, Potential to Regrow HIV-Ravaged T Cells

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The human thymus -- the organ that produces the immune system's infection-fighting T cells -- remains functional until at least age 56, UCLA AIDS Institute investigators have proved for the first time.

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Article ID: 12985

Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Census

National Sea Grant College Program

Volunteers will join scientists along the shores of Delaware Bay this weekend to count horseshoe crabs, which may be declining due to overfishing.

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27-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12978

Symposium on Medical-Ethical Questions

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

This week leading legal experts will convene with top cancer researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's symposium, "Ethical Boundaries in Cancer Genetics," to discuss "Gene Therapy in Cancer Treatment and Prevention," the third plenary session of the symposium.

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Article ID: 12977

What Comes out the Top of a Thunderstorm?

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Scientists studying powerful gamma-ray bursts in deep space accidentally discovered a closer source of gamma energy -- thunderclouds on Earth.

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Article ID: 12976

May 27 News Conference on Substance Abuse Treatment Act

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.) will introduce the Substance Abuse Treatment Parity Act of 1999 May 27 at a meeting in the nation's Capitol.

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Article ID: 12975

Online Discussion of Race and Death

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

When patients are facing death, racial inequalities exist in the care that is offered. African American patients generally prefer life-prolonging measure, but receive less resource intensive care. Join the medical experts on line to discuss the ethical dilemmas in end-of-life care for African-Americans.

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Article ID: 12974

Breast Cancer Prevention Study Seeks Volunteers

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

The Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR), one of the largest breast cancer prevention studies ever, is now recruiting volunteers at more than 400 centers across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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Article ID: 12973

Multi-Nation Study of Two Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is recruiting women for one of the largest breast cancer prevention studies conducted to date.

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Article ID: 12972

Political Skills More Critical to Job Success

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

As business organizations become "flatter" in structure, an employee's ability to work with others is increasingly critical to job success, says a University of Illinois scholar who has developed a scale to measure an employee's interpersonal savvy.

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