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Medicine

Gastric, Ulcers, Racehorses

Equine Ulcers Affects 80 to 90 Percent of Racehorses

Research presented Monday at the Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome in Baltimore confirms that up to 90 percent of performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers, and that intensive training is one of their causes. Ulcers can be painful, impair performance, and in some cases, can cause death.

Business

Economy, Forecast, Southeast, Finance, Recession, Inflation, Unemployment

U.S. Economy Finds Firmer Footing in Third Quarter

The U.S. economy has moved from "sinking sand to firmer ground" during the past three months, says the director of the Center for Economic Studies at Wake Forest University. Several recent developments should reduce the chances of a U.S. recession in 1999.

Science

Information, Computing, Communication, Software

Software's Future

The Windows, Macintosh and other operating systems that people use to interact with computers are an obsolete artifact of the early days of computer science, soon to be replaced by software that allows users to retrieve information from a global network from any computer, anywhere, at any time.

Science

Silver, Tarnish, Corrosion, rust, Materials, Hopkins, Silverware

Holiday Tip: A Rub-Free Solution to Silver Tarnish

A Johns Hopkins materials engineer explains what causes silver tarnish and how to get rid of it without a large application of elbow grease.

Science

Optoelectronics, rank, Quantum, Cascade, Laser, Capasso, Kazarinov

Rank Prize in Optoelectronics in London

Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs scientists will receive the Rank Prize, the world's most prestigious award in optoelectronics, at a ceremony at the Royal Society of Medicine here today.

Life

Education

Education, Politics, Web, Design, Government, Scholarships, Teaching

Web Design Contest Promotes Political Saavy

An Iowa State University political science professor has launched a web page design contest to promote knowledge of American government. The contest is offering more than $40,000 in full tuition scholarships to high school and community college students.

Science

Medal, Technology, Unix, Computer, Science, Ritchie, Thompson

National Medal of Technology

Two luminaries in the world of computing sciences of Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs, have been awarded the U.S. National Medal of Technology.

Medicine

Non Hodgkin's, cell, Lymphoma, Cancer, Radiation, Tumors

Combining Radiation with a Drug

Physicians at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center are participating in a nationwide study to investigate a new therapeutic approach for patients with non-Hodgkin's B cell lymphoma.

Science

Lightning, Oceans, Plentiful, Atmospheric, Energy, Climate, Weather, Effects

Lightning Over Oceans More Plentiful Than Expected

Storms over the oceans generate more lightning than previously realized, and researchers may be able to use this finding in studies of atmospheric energy distribution mechanisms linked to climate and weather effects.

Medicine

Allergists, Immunotherapy, Vaccination, Allergies

Vaccination Can Prevent Allergy Symptoms

Thousands of Americans are unnecessarily suffering from asthma and allergies because they don't know they can be vaccinated against the things that make them miserable. And terminology may be partly to blame, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.







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