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Hazardous Waste Tracking Software, Berea College Ky, CDS

New Product Helps Detect Hazardous Materials

Locating hazardous materials is becoming a more efficient and safer process thanks to new tracking software called ChemMIST, developed by Berea College (KY) and recently sold to Complete Data Solutions (CDS) of Austin, Texas.


Sports, Training, Athlette, Baseball, Health

Cal Ripken, Jr., and Sinai Health System Open First Sports Acceleration Center

Baltimore Orioles third baseman, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Sinai Health System have opened Cal Ripken, Jr. Sports Acceleration. The new center, which offers advanced, sports-specific training programs for athletes, is located at One-Hundred Business Center in Columbia, Maryland. Tim Bishop, strength and conditioning coach of the Orioles, is also involved in the new venture. He and Ripken will provide professional review of all training programs.


Family, Depression, Hormone, ADHD, Managed Care, Sexual Abuse, Personality, Herbal

APA Annual Meeting Highlights, Wednesday, June 3, 1998

APA Annual Meeting Highlights, Wednesday, June 3, 1998


Arts and Humanities

art, Conservation, Wyeth, Delaware, WSFS, Restoration, Painting, Mural

Banking on fine art: WSFS backs Winterthur/UD restoration of historic Wyeth masterpiece

WILMINGTON, DEL.-The late N.C. Wyeth's historic $1 million homage to working families-believed in 1932 to be the largest U.S. painting of its kind in any public building-will be restored to its original luster this summer, thanks to the Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. WSFS will bankroll the $40,000 restoration project.


Brain, Surgery, Tumor, Neurosurgery, Computer

Portable System Allows Advanced Neurosurgery to Become More Widely Available

It is the size of a laptop computer, but it is as powerful as far larger systems that cost ten times as much and perform the same function -- providing neurosurgeons with a tool for navigating one of the most important, and complex, organs of the body, the human brain.


Lifestyles, Mortality, Low Income, Americans, Disadvantaged

Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates

Study shows that health risk behaviors account for only a small part of the excess mortality among Americans with low levels of income and education, according to Paula Lantz, assistant professor of health management and policy at the U-M School of Public Health.


Nuclear Weapons Complex, U.S. Doe, Weapons Cleanup

New RFF Report Outlines Challenges of Long-Term Stewardship of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

Researchers in Resources for the Future's Center for Risk Management (CRM) have concluded that a long-term stewardship program for nuclear weapons sites is necessary for protection of human health and the environment. In a new report, CRM Senior Fellow Kate Probst and former research associate Michael McGovern recommend that Congress enact legislation creating a mandate for a stewardship program for the sites in the nuclear weapons complex, and for other contaminated sites that will require post-closure care.


Frontotemporal, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, tau, Mutation, Neurofibrillary, Tangles

Mutant Gene May be Common Factor in Several Neurological Disorders

A gene called tau may play a larger role in brain diseases ranging from dementias to movement disorders than previously thought, suggest the authors of a study published in the June issue of the Annals of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Neurological Association.


Autism, Twins, MRI, Brain

Researchers Identify Brain Abnormalities in Autistic Children

In the first published brain imaging study of autism in identical twins, scientists have identified brain regions that are abnormally small in children with autism. Their report appears in the June issue of the Annals of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Neurological Association.


Abstracts, American, Urological, Association, Meeting, bone, Metastases, Prostate, Cancer, Catheter, Ureteral, Stones

Abstracts of Research from the American Urological Association Meeting (6 of 6)

Research from American Urological Association Meeting (6-3-98): 1) Prediction of Bone Metastases in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer, 2) Multicenter RT-PCR-PSA Clinical Trial for Pre-Operative Staging of Prostate Cancer, 3) ContiCathTM: A Simple New Catheter Designed for Continence and Volitional Voiding Past the Obstructed Urethra, 4) Treatment of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS

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