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How Brain Controls Eating in Normal Rats

Harvard Medical School

From the belly to the brain, a new study by Boston researchers shows how the fat hormone leptin works in the brain to trigger the nerve cells that control eating. The study adds important details about how leptin, which is released into the blood stream from fat, may control the cognitive aspects of feeding behavior.

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NASA Announces Mars Landing Site

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Mars Polar Lander will touch down on December 3, 1999 at a spot near the Red Planet's south pole to study the history of Martian climate and to search for frozen water.

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Rapid Shifts of Attention in Human Brain

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

Two University of Iowa researchers have made an important step forward in understanding how search tasks are performed by the human visual system.

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HBCUs Don't Inhibit Diversity Among Black Students

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

Attendance at Historically Black Colleges and Universities does not negatively influence growth in openness to diversity for black students, according to a study conducted by two University of Iowa researchers.

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Doctors Union President to Address NPC Newsmaker Sept. 1

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Robert Weinmann, M.D., president of the nation's largest labor union for doctors, will discuss the issue of unionized physicians against the backdrop of the debate over the Patients Bill of Rights at a National Press Club "Morning Newsmaker" news conference on Sept. 1.

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New Way to Write to Magnetic Chips

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have demonstrated a new way to write information to magnetic material that could lead to new computer memory chips that would have a very high storage capacity and be non-volatile, meaning they would not require a constant electric current flowing to maintain stored information.

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Study of Retinal Degeneration

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. has awarded researchers from the Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute and Lerner Research Institute $1.5 million over five years for the study of retinal degeneration.

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Trouble for the World's Turtles

University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

About half of the world's turtle species face possible extinction -- due in large part to a growing demand for turtles as a popular dining delicacy and a source of traditional medicines. Sixty of the world's leading experts on freshwater turtles reached that conclusion at a special gathering in Nevada this month.

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Biodegradable Wound Dressing, Potential for Improved Healing

North Carolina State University

Scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a three-layered, biodegradable wound dressing that can improve the healing process of third- and fourth-degree burns.

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