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Article ID: 16986

Mardi Gras Tip Sheet, Cajun Culture and Traditions

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University features experts who can discuss the history of Mardi Gras and the colorful Cajun traditions and folklore. Reporters coming to Louisiana to cover Mardi Gras on March 7 may want to consider doing stories on the state's unique culture.

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Article ID: 16985

Scientists Create RNA Computer

Princeton University

Princeton University researchers developed a kind of computer that uses the biological molecule RNA to solve complex problems. The achievement advances an emerging field in which scientists harness molecules such as DNA and RNA to solve certain problems more efficiently than could be done by conventional computing.

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Article ID: 16984

African-American Race Traitor "Black Judas" Revealed

North Carolina State University

A new book by a North Carolina State University historian sheds new light on William Hannibal Thomas and his significant influence on the nation's racial debate. Thomas published a scathing attack in 1901 titled The American Negro and drew fire from prominent African-American reformers for turning against his own race. They called him "Black Judas."

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Article ID: 16983

Conference of Business Leaders, Educators and Brain Researchers

College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

Business leaders, educators and brain researchers will come together on January 20, 2000 to share information and common concerns. This innovative conference joins three vastly different groups who share common goals and concerns, and is being sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Article ID: 16982

Electronic Communication Challenges Traditional Libraries

University of Missouri

Under a new grant, one university is helping future librarians understand and cope with the demands of electronic information systems in the public library setting through Web-based classes that begin Jan. 18.

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Article ID: 16981

Outside Directors of Corporate Boards Receiving More Stock Compensation

Conference Board

Stock compensation is becoming a significant addition to outside director pay, according to The Conference Board's report issued today on outside director compensation in 1999.

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Article ID: 16980

Injured Spinal Neurons Reach out to Each Other

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Injured spinal neurons establish specialized bridges to connect with other injured neurons, according to new findings. Interestingly, the injured cells reach out only to each other in this process, excluding healthy neighboring cells from the network. The bridges, common during development, are rarely seen in the adult nervous system.

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Article ID: 16979

Clues to New Anti-Microbial Treatments

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

The race to stay ahead of bacteria that develop resistance to frequently used antibiotics may be paying off. Dartmouth Medical School researchers have discovered how to block a pathway many bacteria use to infect organisms.

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Article ID: 16978

Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Linked in WWII Vets

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

For World War II and Korean War veterans who develop dementia as they age, there's a risk that painful war memories may be unlocked, triggering violent episodes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports Dr. Deirdre Johnston of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in January's issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Article ID: 16977

National Prize in Neuroscience Endowed

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A distinguished scientist at the University of North Carolina has endowed a $10,000 national prize to be awarded annually for an outstanding scientific contribution to neuroscience.

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