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Article ID: 8474

Patient-Focused Prostate Cancer Meeting

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bob Novak, prostate cancer survivor and CNN commentator, is the keynote speaker at the upcoming 1st International Prostate Cancer Symposium for the Patient, the largest-ever forum for patients and their families to learn the latest advances in both traditional and alternative prostate cancer treatments. The symposium will be held August 1-2, at the University of Michigan Power Center in Ann Arbor.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8470

WVU installs IBM "Deep Blue" supercomputer

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University has installed an IBM RS/6000 Supercomputer to run its new data center.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8469

MesoNet System to Provide Future Relief

Texas Tech University

Texas and many other states in the South that are currently suffering through drought conditions may be better prepared to handle future droughts due to a weather tracking system Texas Tech University researchers are developing.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8466

Road Rage

Colorado State University

A Colorado State University psychology professor is using computer graphics and a mock "car" with brakes, gas pedal and steering wheel to replicate snarled traffic and other scenarios to determine whether certain road conditions are more likely to provoke road rage.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 8464

New TB Vaccines Show Promise

Colorado State University

Two new vaccines show promise in preventing tuberculosis in animals, researchers at Colorado State University report.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8462

Managers Don't Use Effective Decision-Making Tactics

Ohio State University

A new Ohio State study of 376 real-life business decisions found that managers tend to use decision-making tactics that are the least successful.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8460

Class Helps Student Athletes Make Transition To Post-Sports Life

Ohio State University

An Ohio State University class for student athletes who are "retiring" from athletics has shown promise in helping these athletes make the transition from sports to a new career.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 8457

Chinese Students Prefer Learning Business Practices on U.S. Campus

Texas Tech University

After 21/2 weeks at Texas Tech University, Zhang Jin Zhi said American higher education is superior to Chinese. ''American is better. In Chinese class, we learn more knowledge, but in American class, we learn to practice it.''

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8453

Businesses Should Monitor Internet Discussion Groups

Ohio State University

Businesses need to become more aware of what is being said about them on the Internet, according to a consumer scientist. Electronic conversations on Internet discussion groups can reflect negatively on a business without managers even knowing what is happening.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 8424

Effective Treatment for Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis

University of Iowa

University of Iowa researchers report in the July 30 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine that the drug alendronate (marketed as Fosamax) may help prevent and treat steroid-induced osteoporosis.

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29-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT

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