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Article ID: 16073

Protein's Key Role in Muscle Elasticicity

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A pair of hydrogen bonds in the protein titin appears to be a key component allowing muscle to stretch and return to normal by regulating the ability of the protein to unfold one section at a time when stressed, researchers say.

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Article ID: 16072

Timing of Development, Circadian Rhythms Linked

University of Minnesota

A protein involved in timing the development of larval worms bears similarities to fruit fly and mammalian proteins involved in timing of circadian rhythms. This is the first molecular connection found between such diverse timing mechanisms.

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Article ID: 16071

Experts to Discuss Information Security

Purdue University

As the Y2K problems fade into the new year, computer analysts will face even more complex issues surrounding information security, Purdue University computer security expert Gene Spafford says.

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Article ID: 16070

NC State University Science News Tips

North Carolina State University

1- hurricane surge forecasting; 2- robotic rescuers; 3- digital cameras; 4- vehicle emissions; gene silencing; and 5- thin-film materials.

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Article ID: 16069

Possible Earthquake Threat in New Madrid

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Researchers have calculated slip rates in the New Madrid Seismic Zone that indicate the threat of a major earthquake in the nation's heartland may be higher than previously reported.

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Article ID: 16066

Mouse Model for Neural Tube Defects

University of Minnesota

A strain of Crooked tail mice may help unlock the genetic secrets of neural tube defect (NTD). The mice closely mimic humans in the appearance of NTD as well as in their response to folic acid, which is known to reduce the incidence of NTD.

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Article ID: 16065

Basketball Players Can't Beat the Biological Clock

Science News Magazine

College basketball teams that travel across three time zones to play a first round game in the NCAA tournament face almost twice the normal risk of an upset.

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Article ID: 16064

NC State University Med News Tips

North Carolina State University

1- link between Bisphenol A and early onset on puberty; 2- stress and prostate disease; 3- bandages made from crab shells; 4- a vacine for bovine diarrhea that may help humans; and 5- the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank.

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Article ID: 16063

Mississippi's Political Legacy by Trent Lott & Mike Espy

Mississippi State University

The Senate's majority leader and the former U.S. agriculture secretary are among dignataries discussing Mississippi's legacy of Congressional leadership in a Nov. 11-12 Mississippi State University event.

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Article ID: 16062

Medical Association Endorses Pneumococcal Vaccine for Children

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

The National Medical Association acknowledges that the pneumococcal vaccine decreases the incidence of pneumococcal disease in the pediatric population, particularly with respect to children less than 3 years of age and recommends the vaccine be considered for inclusion in the Vaccines for Children Program.

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