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Article ID: 1852

UW Surgeon Pioneers Spinal Fusion Technique

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine

In what is believed to be the first clinical trial of its kind in the United States, a spine surgeon at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has begun using protein-saturated sponges placed in a patient's spine to replace the disc removed during fusion surgery. The sponge contains bone growth factor, a substance expected to produce bone that will complete the fusion -- and eliminate the need to take bone from the patient's body to replace the disc.

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Article ID: 1850

Oscar Recognizes NSF-Supported Films

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has nominated two documentary films produced with support from the National Science Foundation for an Academy Award.

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Article ID: 1849

Pioneering Surgery Saves Twins

University of Illinois at Chicago

A condition once considered hopeless for 6,000 twin babies each year in the United States is now being treated with a new, pioneering laser surgical procedure at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.

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Article ID: 1848

Making The Multimedia Future A Reality

National Science Foundation (NSF)

In the next century, a personal computer could know from the inflection in your voice -- or by a smile or frown -- what you want it to do. Basic research in multimedia technology funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving us much closer to that reality.

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Article ID: 1847

Biggest Earthquakes Of '96 Rattle China, Indonesia

US Geological Survey (USGS)

China and Indonesia suffered the deadliest and most destructive earthquakes in 1996, while the U.S. remained relatively quiet according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. The last deadly earthquake in the U.S. was the 1994 Northridge, Calif., quake that took 60 lives.

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Article ID: 1831

Symmetry at its Smallest

University of California, Santa Cruz

Symmetries are evident everywhere in nature, even at the smallest scales of subatomic particles. At the AAAS meeting in Seattle, physicist Michael Dine will describe the latest work toward a theory of supersymmetry, which could round out the Standard Model of particle physics.

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Article ID: 6380

AHA comments on report: Missed Opportunities in Preventive Counseling for Cardiovascular Disease

American Heart Association (AHA)

Results of a survey, published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR), indicate that few physicians counseled patients about how physical activity, diet and weight reduction can help reduce an individual's risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, which are the country's leading causes of death.

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Article ID: 1846

Global Climate Change Reduces Variety of Life

US Geological Survey (USGS)

A half-million-year record of some deep-water cousins of crabs called ostracodes provides some of the strongest evidence yet that global climate change can reduce the variety of life forms on Earth, according to a report released Thursday (Feb. 13, 1997).

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Article ID: 1845

Surgery Unnecessary to Treat Flat Head

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The vast majority of children with a flattened back or side of the head can be treated effectively by nonsurgical means, such as a helmet, and by alternating infant head position during sleep.

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Article ID: 1844

Mars-Rock Still Points Toward Past Life

University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. -- Last August, a group of scientists stunned the scientific world with evidence that life may have once existed on Mars. Their analysis of a Martian meterorite concluded that microscopic life may have been the source of "apparent" fossils it held. In the six months since then, several studies have questioned their interpretations. In a speech today (SATURDAY, 2/15, EMBARGOED) at the annual meeting of the AAAS, a key researcher in the original project called dismissals of the claims entirely premature.

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