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Article ID: 19166

FDA Approves Glass Beads for Liver Cancer Treatment

Missouri University of Science and Technology

A method for treating liver cancer with tiny radioactive glass beads, developed by University of Missouri-Rolla and University of Missouri-Columbia researchers, has been approved for use in the U.S.

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3-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 19164

From Evita to Rudy: Caring for the Famous

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

An article in Lancet (6-1-00) explores the story of Evita and her doctor in the context of the mid-20th century, when doctors and families often kept patients in the dark about a diagnosis of cancer, and our present time of apparent openness and patient empowerment.

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Article ID: 19162

500+ Expected to Attend School Violence Conference

Smith College

On June 9, the Smith College School for Social Work will host an unprecedented collaborative conference to mobilize against school violence in western Massachusetts; participating are cops, teachers, social workers, school administrators, parents.

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Education

Article ID: 19161

Corporations Increasingly Reliant on Global Equity

Conference Board

Companies in France, Germany and Japan are becoming increasingly dependent on open market equity -- they are becoming more like companies in the U.S. and U.K, according to the latest issue of The Conference Board's Institutional Investment Report.

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Article ID: 19159

Lasker Awards for Outstanding Public Service

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The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation presented five Mary Woodard Lasker Awards for Public Service in Support of Medical Research and the Health Sciences at a dinner in Washington, DC.

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2-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 19158

Economic Value of Investment in Medical Research

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Exceptional Returns: The Economic Value of America's Investment in Medical Research, issued by Funding First, an initiative of the Mary Woodard Lasker Charitable Trust, provides an entirely new way to understand and value the enormous contribution of medical research to the American standard of living.

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Article ID: 19157

Living Arrangements After Divorce, Financial Support

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The more involvement a noncustodial parent has with his or her children, the greater the financial support he or she will be willing to contribute, say two new studies by Arizona State University behavioral researchers.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 19156

Arctic Asteroid

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

In January 2000, a seven meter, 200 metric ton rock from space streaked across the skies of western Canada and exploded over the Yukon Territory.

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2-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 19152

New Soybean Suitable for Home Growing, Home Eating

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Honey, pass me the soybeans, please. Putting soy on the table is about to get easier. As early as this fall, some family gardeners will have homegrown soybeans available as finger foods or additions to salads, soups and stir-fry meals.

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Article ID: 19151

Communities Should Act Now to Conserve Water

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

On the surface, the grass is green and crops are in good shape, but state water experts in late May urged community leaders in Central and Southwestern Illinois to realize that the truth lies 6 inches below the surface.

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