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Engineering, Ecology

NSF, Lucent Technologies Award Grants To Foster Industrial Ecology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Lucent Technologies Foundation have awarded 18 grants to researchers across the nation to advance the emerging field of industrial ecology and to encourage businesses to integrate pollution prevention practices into their day-to-day operations.


Chronic, pain, Nerves, Therapy

Special class of pain nerves identified by researchers at U of Minnesota; finding holds hope for chronic pain relief

In a step toward providing chronic pain relief, researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center have identified a group of nerves that are instrumental in causing hypersensitive pain responses. Working with rats, the researchers showed that destroying a certain type of spinal nerve left the animal resistant to a treatment that usually causes hypersensitivity to heat and touch.


Medicine, Technology, LIFE, SCI, Social, PHYS

New Scientist Press Release

Press release of issue dated October 11 for New Scientist, the international science and technology weekly news magazine.


Stock, Market, Crash, 1987, Black, Monday, Investment

Could '87 Stock Crash Happen Again? BU Prof Says Not Likely

As the 10-year anniversary of the 1987 Stock Market crash approaches, Baylor University investment professor Dr. William Reichenstein says its unlikely "Black Monday" could happen again. On Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, the worst financial day in U.S. history occurred.


Marine, Mammals, Seals, Cognition, Pinnipeds, Psychobiology, Ocean

UC Santa Cruz scientists unveil the sensory and cognitive worlds of pinnipeds

A remarkable quartet of trained marine mammals is helping scientists at UC Santa Cruz push the frontiers of animal psychobiology by demonstrating, in unprecedented detail, how they see, hear, and think about the world around them.


ear, Infection, Antibiotics, Expensive, Pediatrics, Child, Berman

Ear Infections Can Be Effectively Treated By Inexpensive Antibiotics

Expensive antibiotics are no more effective than inexpensive antibiotics at treating ear infections, according to a University of Colorado Health Sciences Center study published in the October issue of Pediatrics.


Los, Alamos, Cassini, Saturn, Space, Sensors, Technology

Los Alamos Science Instruments to Fly on Cassini

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists led the development of two scientific sensors that will provide key measurements of the space environment around Saturn when the Cassini spacecraft reaches the ringed planet in 2004.


Purdue, Paleontology, Dinosaur

Purdue study finds prehistoric couch potato

Tyrannosaurus rex may have had a sedentary cousin that might better have been called Ty-sit-osaurus. That's the finding of Purdue University researcher Richard Hengst, who studies the anatomy of dinosaurs to determine the efficiency of their breathing systems.


Breast, Cancer, Komen, Website, Health, Wave Base9, Race, CURE

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Launches Website in Time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation today unveiled a comprehensive online source of breast health information. The Komen Foundation, known for raising awareness and community support for breast cancer research and programs through its nationally acclaimed Race for the Cure, will now extend its reach by offering a website that provides general breast cancer information, with specific areas that address the needs of speical audiences, including breast cancer survivors and their friends and families, the media, and the medical and scientific communities.


Johns, Hopkins, Medicine, Airbags, Airplane, Shoulder, Restraints, Aviation, Crashes

Airbags, Shoulder Restraints Could Help Prevent Injury Fatalities in Airplane Crashes

Using air bags and shoulder restraints in passenger aircraft could reduce deaths from head injuries sustained in airplane crashes, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Such injuries account for up to a third of all aviation-related deaths in the United States.

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