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Article ID: 1975

UPENN>Obesity and Race

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

At rest, overweight African American women burn fewer calories than overweight Caucasian women, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. The findings are among the first to suggest that biological factors may be partly responsible for higher rates of obesity in black women.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1974

"Potential Microfossils" In Mars Meteorite

University of Georgia

A new study on a Mars meteorite supports a low-temperature origin for carbonate globules inside the rock, researchers said today. This new evidence is consistent with theories that microscopic depositions in the rock may be the fossilized remains of bacteria. The research was published today in the journal Science. **EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 P.M EST, THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1997**

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1973

"Shake Table" Shows Effects Of Earthquake

Cornell University

In Cornell University's concrete lab, a shake table was used to test, for the first time, whether interior infilled concrete/masonry walls have an effect on structural integrity during an earthquake.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1972

Simon School Dean Joins GMAC Board

University of Rochester Simon Business School

Charles I. Plosser, dean of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, is one of five graduate business school deans joining the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)--the global organization of graduate business schools.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1970

When Models and Satellites Mislead

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

An article in Nature (13 March) by two NCAR scientists provides new findings on a controversy involving the reliability of global temperature trends available via satellite, which conflict with surface readings. In the same issue is an overview of how computer models of global climate are used and misused.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1968

Hopkins Economist Advising Bulgarian Government

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke, one of the world's leading proponents of the currency board form of monetary policy (as opposed to central banking), has been named economic adviser to the recently elected president of economically struggling Bulgaria.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1967

First Evidence That Ozone Hole Harms Antarctic Fish

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have presented the first direct evidence that increased ultraviolet light (UVB) damages the DNA of animals in a natural population in Antarctica -- the eggs and larvae of icefish, an Antarctic fish lacking hemoglobin. The ozone hole opens up over Antarctica every southern spring, letting more UVB from the sun penetrate to the earth's surface.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1965

February Tip Sheet

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Four tips from Los Alamos: 1- Measuring material strain, 2- Less noise in your video camera, 3- Laser slappers, and 4- Dielectric materials for fine-tuning microwaves.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1964

Neurology News Briefs [Part 2]

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology News Briefs: 1) Proper Management of Sports-Related Concussion Can Prevent Years of Chronic Headaches, Confusion and Memory Loss 2) Radiosurgery Proven Safe, Effective Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1962

March Neurology Briefs [part 1]

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Briefs from March Neurology: 1) Out of the Clear Blue Sky: Rugby Spectator Struck by Lightning 2) Treatment Shows Small Benefit for Some Inclusion-Body Myositis Patients

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

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