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Science

Chemistry, news, tips, Environment, Education, Semiconductors

NEWS TIPS: UD researchers present new findings on soil cleanup, semiconductors, catalysts and education

University of Delaware researchers at the American Chemical Society's 213th national meeting April 13-17 will describe: 1- immobilizing metal contaminants in soils, 2- unlocking the secrets of natural compounds derived from red sea algae, 3- improving the "growth" of computer chips from chemical vapors, 4- new catalysts for oxidizing fuels and plastics, and 5- educational strategies to help science teachers interact effectively with both girls and boys. EMBARGOED: Monday, April 14, 1997

Science

Bell Labs Scientists Develop 1-Layer Photoresist

A group of Bell Laboratories scientists have developed a 193-nanometer single-layer photoresist that will support the manufacture of integrated circuits with features just 0.13 microns wide. The scientists, reporting to the 213th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society Meeting April 13-17, 1997 in San Francisco, discuss their investigation on the design, formulation, and processing of the resist based on alternating copolymers of cycloolefins with maleic amhydride.

Medicine

Infant, Child, Adolescent, Health, Injury, ROPE, VINE, Swing, FALL

"Tarzan Swings" Serious Injury to Children

Parents might want to think twice before letting their children swing on a single rope or vine in their backyards, according to a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medicine

Infant, Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Puberty, Growth, Development, Menstrua

American Girls Begin Puberty at Younger Ages

American girls are showing signs of puberty sooner than expected, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Medicine

Infant, Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Tobacco, Smoke, Advertising

Ban Advertising of Tobacco Products

To protect children from the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls for stricter government regulation of tobacco advertising and recommends measures aimed at creating smoke-free environments for our children.

Medicine

Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Pregnancy, Alcohol, Kidney, Birth, Defects

Kidney Defects Linked to Alcohol During Pregnancy

Women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol during their first trimester of pregnancy may increase their risk of giving birth to an infant with rare kidney defects, according to a recent study published on Pediatrics electronic pages, the electronic journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medicine

Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Obesity, Fat, Preschooler, Overweight

More Preschoolers Overweight

In the past 20 years, more 4- and 5-year-olds have become overweight, especially girls, says the first national study of overweight preschoolers.

Medicine

Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Sports, Athlete, Hypertension

Hypertension Shouldn't Limit Young Athletes

Most young athletes with high blood pressure shouldnt be restricted from competitive sports, but they need to be monitored closely, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Medicine

Pediatrics, Child, Adolescent, Health, Breastfeeding, Infant, Nutrition, WIC

Breastfeeding Popular Again

Breastfeeding has increased dramatically, with a sharp rise among women enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food program, according to a study published on Pediatrics electronic pages, the electronic journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Business

Manufacturing, Management, Productivity, Quality, Empowerment

"Toy Story" Saves Companies Money

Purdue University is demonstrating that the secret to improving manufacturing is really child's play. Two professors have developed a teaching tool from a child's toy that is helping manufacturers train employees and save money.







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