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Chips, Microchip, Semiconductor, Consortium, Technology, Computers, Photonics

Cornell in Consortium for Faster Circuitry

Cornell University will be part of a national consortium of seven universities chosen to take part in an ambitious national semiconductor research effort, the Focus Center Research Program, funded by federal, state and industry dollars. The venture's aim is to develop a new generation of more powerful computer chips by devising new methods to connect microchip components.


Colon, Cancer, Hereditary, Sporadic, Genetics, Survival, Death

Survival Advantage with Certain Types of Hereditary Colon Cancer

In a recent issue of the medical journal Cancer, Creighton researchers published an article proving that people who have hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC, also known as the Lynch syndrome) have a significantly better survival rate than those who develop sporadic colorectal cancer.


WWF, Conservation, Environment, Wildlife, Overfishing, Toxics, Chemicals

500 Days before the Year 2000

On August 18, 500 days before the Year 2000, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) embarks on a four-day, four-city tour of America to announce new measures and strategies for conservation. Planned for release during the tour will be an important new study showing the latest data on global overfishing.


Platelets, Heart, Attacks, Cancer, Stroke, Blood

Unsticking the "Glue" in Blood Cells Could Save Lives

When platelets in the bloodstream clump together as a clot, they can trigger a heart attack or a stroke or mask cancer. A Johns Hopkins University scientist is working on ways to disable platelets' unhealthy habits while preserving their ability to halt blood loss.


Bladder Health, Pacemaker, Urinay, Control, UCSF, Stanford, Urology

Bladder Pacemaker Restores Urinary Control

Just as a cardiac pacemaker helps maintain a steady heartbeat, a new bladder pacemaker helps men and women with debilitating bladder problems regain control of this vital function, according to UCSF Stanford Health Care physicians, who pioneered the technology.


Agriculture, Prices, Commodities, Livestock, CORN, Soybeans, Iowa

Sources on Falling Farm Prices, Agricultural Concerns

Falling grain and livestock prices, depressed export markets and severe weather have hurt farm incomes from the northern plains to Texas. To worsen matters, 1996 farm legislation took away the so-called "safety net." Federal payments to farmers, in times of low prices for commodities, are only a fraction of what they were in past years.


Social and Behavioral Sciences

Currency, Currency Boards, Russia

He Wrote the Book on Russian Currency Reform

Johns Hopkins University economist Steve H. Hanke--recently at the center of Indonesia's economic crisis--is the author of the only book on Russian currency reform. This dogged advocate of currency boards predicted the current Russian crisis and believes he has its cure.


Social and Behavioral Sciences

African, Americans, Homosexuals, Prejudice, Persuasion, Race, Minority

Prejudice Has Unexpected Effect When People Evaluate Minorities

It's not surprising that high-prejudice people think differently than others when they're asked to evaluate statements made by Blacks or homosexuals. But new research suggests that the difference between high and low-prejudice people isn't what common wisdom would dictate.


Purdue, Genetics, Genetics, Wildlife, Species, Biology, Biotechnology

Preventing Wildlife from Genetic Crash-And-Burn

Gene Rhodes, a wildlife biologist at Purdue University, is improving the odds for these reintroduced species by making new use of a familiar scientific tool: biotechnology. Rhodes is comparing the genes of the introduced animals to reduce the chances of inbreeding.



School, Student, Children, Development, Purdue, Transition, Classroom, Parents

Even Veteran Students Can Feel Stress as School Resumes

The start of a new school year can be a time of eager anticipation or high anxiety for an elementary school student. "Young children can worry about getting lost in their school building, about their parents being available during the school day, or whether there will be someone who wants to play with them at recess," explains Douglas Powell, head of the Department of Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University.

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