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Article ID: 18287

Re-emergence of Life on Mt. St. Helens

Washington State University

Thursday, May 18 is the 20th anniversary of Mount St. Helen's eruption in 1980. How is the mountain recovering? What types of vegetation have grown in areas wiped out by lava and ash? What are expectations for future growth?

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Article ID: 18286

ScienceWise.com Announces $7 Million Funding

ScienceWise

PTEKVentures, the investment unit of PTEK Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK, www.ptek.com), today announced that it has led a $7 million investment round in ScienceWise.com, the B2B workplace on the Web for science and engineering.

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Article ID: 18285

Most Americans Believe Elian Should Return to Cuba

University of Illinois at Chicago

According to a national survey, 57 percent of Americans believe Elian Gonzalez should return to Cuba. The same percent believe that it's a moral rather than legal or political issue. UIC psychologist uses the Elian case to research public response to controversy.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 18283

State Creates First Early Childhood Information Clearing House

Ball State University

The first clearing house for information and research on early childhood education will be housed at Ball State University.

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12-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 18282

Polyester May Help Shore Up Damaged Bones

Mayo Clinic

Michael Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D. of Mayo Clinic has combined his two areas of expertise -- orthopedic surgery and chemical engineering -- into two new molecular approaches to fixing bone injuries. Both involve polyesters, the same chemical substances used in fabrics and plastics, only these are biodegradable.

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Article ID: 18278

Folding a Lincoln into a Volkswagen

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Engineers from the Apollo program discuss the challenges of building the original lunar rover.

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Article ID: 18277

ASM Journals Tipsheet: April 2000

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

1- Malaria drug could herald new class of antibiotics; 2- Oregano can help prevent bacterial contamination; 3- Pathogen levels in oysters are seasonal.

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Article ID: 18275

Hands-Off: Best Way to Benefit from Step Workout

Ohio State University

A hands-off approach is the best way for a woman to maximize her stepping-machine workout, a study at Ohio State suggests; women who touched the handrails had maximum heart rates up to 5 percent lower than women who did not use the rail (Research in Nursing & Health).

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Article ID: 18273

NSF Honors Yale Biochemist Jennifer Doudna

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation has chosen a Yale University associate professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry to receive its most prestigious prize for young researchers, the Alan T. Waterman Award.

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Article ID: 18272

Wild About Oscar Wilde

Hofstra University

The interdisciplinary conference "Oscar Wilde: The Man, His Writings, His World," will take place at Hofstra University, April 27 to 29; speakers include Merlin Holland, Wilde's grandson and the author of "The Wilde Album."

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Arts and Humanities


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