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Article ID: 13282

St. John's University to Combat Sweatshops Worldwide

St. John's University

St. John's University announced today that it is joining forces with two major organizations established to combat sweatshops and the exploitation of apparel workers worldwide, committing funds to support this cause at levels exceeding any other college or university in the country.

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Article ID: 13281

Location of Gene for Schizophrenia

Boston University

In a report which appeared in the June issue of Clinical Genetics, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have described two unrelated women with paranoid schizophrenia who have an overlapping deletion in the Xp22.3 chromosome region.

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Article ID: 13280

U.S. Industry Driving The Growth In Research & Development Spending

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Research and development (R&D) spending in the United States reached an estimated $220.6 billion in 1998, says a new National Science Foundation (NSF) report.

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Article ID: 13279

More price fixing scandals to come, expert says

Purdue University

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating 30 price-fixing cases, and many involve food additives, feed supplements and vitamins, says Purdue University ag econ professor John Connor, an expert on price-fixing cartels. He says news about agribusiness price-fixing scandals will become more common in coming months.

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Article ID: 13278

Medicinal Value of Plants

University of Illinois at Chicago

Medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy experts at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy have developed one of the world's most comprehensive, current and easy-to-use reviews of the safety, efficacy and quality of 28 medicinal plants.

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Article ID: 13276

Latest Drug Developments and Discoveries

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

More than 7,000 pharmaceutical scientists will gather in New Orleans, November 14-18 at the 1999 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, The Quest for the Magic Bullet: An Outstanding Century. Scientists from around the world will share the latest developments in the field of pharmaceutical research and development.

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Article ID: 13275

International Plastic Surgery Meeting

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons from more than 40 countries around the world will meet in San Francisco June 27-July 2 for the 12th Congress of IPRAS, the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. This marks the first time the international meeting, which is held in a different country every four years, has been held in the United States since the early 1960's.

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Article ID: 13274

Information overload drives project

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Drivers contending with cellular phones, electronic mail, pagers and congested highways may benefit from work being done at ORNL. Using a driving simulator and a specially equipped 1999 car, researchers will be studying the effect of information overload on drivers.

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Article ID: 13273

Renowned Vascular and Podiatry Surgeons Join Boston Medical Center

Boston University

Three leading vascular and podiatry surgeons have joined the Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and are establishing a Foot Center at BMC to treat those with diabetes and lower extremity ulcers that often result in unnecessary foot amputation. Gary W. Gibbons, MD; Geoffrey M. Habershaw, DPM; and James S. Chrzan, DPM, will assume active roles at BMC on August 1, 1999.

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Article ID: 13272

Feminism Brings Useful Innovations to Science

Penn State University

A new book, "Has Feminism Changed Science?", explores the history of women in science and the effects of feminism on the cultures and content of medicine, anthropology, archaeology, biology, physics and mathematics.

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