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Rocket, Launch, Alaska, Internet, Atmospheric, Aurora, Borealis, Magnetosphere

Internet chat during Alaska rocket launch

A Cornell University rocket scientist, in cooperation with NASA and a local science museum, will be available online via the Internet to "chat" live with anyone who wants to learn about what they are up to in a remote part of Alaska blasting rockets into the upper atmosphere.

Science

Global, Warming, Greenhouse, Effect, Climate, Change

Alabama is, like, cooler and cooler

Global warming notwithstanding, the average temperature in Alabama has dropped by almost two degrees Fahrenheit over the past 65 years, according to a new analysis of daily temperature reports from about 50 spots around the state.

Medicine

Dental, Dentistry, Teeth, Sealants

ADA Report on Importance of Dental Sealant Use

1) Nearly 30 Years of Research on Dental Sealants is summarized; 2) ADA Report Underscores Importance of Dental Sealant Use; 3) Sealants Beneficial for All Ages; 4) Sealants Are Good Way To Avoid Tooth Decay; 5) Fact Sheet on Dental Sealants; 6) A video news release "Sealing Out Tooth Decay in Children" will be distributed via satellite Feb 4

Science

Transistor, Memory, Computer, chip

One-Electron Transistor Developed at U of Minnesota

A transistor that stores a single electron to represent one bit of information and could revolutionize the way computers work has been designed and fabricated by University of Minnesota researchers. A transistor that stores a single electron to represent one bit of information and could revolutionize the way computers work has been designed and fabricated by University of Minnesota researchers.

Medicine

Cancer, Prevention, Vitamin D, Calcium

New Vitamin D Compound May Prevent Cancer

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have synthesized a new vitamin D-5 compound that may prevent cancer without the toxicity associated with most vitamin D-3 compounds. The UIC unit's findings will be published Feb. 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Medicine

Johns, Hopkins, Medicine, Genetics, Disorders, Kvlqt 1, Beckwith, Weidemann, Syndrome, BWS, Cancer, Chromosome

Two Disorders Reveal New Complexities in Body's Use of Genes

Johns Hopkins researchers studying the genetic changes underlying some cancers and genetic disorders have shown how a single gene can play a role in two very different and distinct inherited disorders, a heart rhythm disturbance and a rare growth ailment.

Medicine

Geriatrics, Elderly, Aging, Grant, Education, Medicine

UAMS Receives $25.5 Million Grant for new Department of Geriatrics

Thanks to a $25.5 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will establish the new Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics and construct the Donald W. Reynolds Geriatrics Center.

Science

Air Pollution, EPA, Clean Air Act, Ozone, Particulate Matter

Tighter National Standards for Air Quality

Government officials and experts from the business, environmental and research communities will gather at Resources for the Future on February 10, 1997, to discuss and debate the scientific basis, political and economic realities, and policy implications of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposals to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone and particulates.

Medicine

Prevent, Colon, Cancer, Heart, Valves, Women, Mechanical, Ventilation

News Briefs from Mayo Clinic

1) Mayo gastroenterologists have begun testing a drug called urso (ursodeoxycholate) in treatment of colon cancer. 2) Sometimes women with heart disease need therapy different from men. 3) In 1990 Mayo set up a special hospital unit to help wean people on ventilators, an effort which has produced excellent results.

Medicine

Johns, Hopkins, Medicine, Nitric, Oxide, Brain, Damage, Apoptosis, Hypothermic, Circulatory, Arrest

Reducing Brain Injury In Heart Surgery

A drug that stops overproduction of nitric oxide, a chemical normally involved in many body functions, may reduce the risk of brain damage that sometimes occurs when the body is cooled during heart surgery, a Johns Hopkins animal study suggests.







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