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Article ID: 983

Review Copies Available of Book on Biodiversity

Johns Hopkins University

Review copies are available of a new Johns Hopkins University Press book on biodiversity. "The Idea of Biodiversity: Philosophies of Paradise" examines the concept of biodiversity, its origins and its impact on society.

Released:
7-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 980

A golden chance to understand diffusion

University of Alabama Huntsville

A small gold oven sent to Russia's MIR space station may give scientists valuable insights into diffusive transport in liquids, a fundamental physical process that is so little understood that there are a half dozen conflicting theories about how the process actually works.

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7-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 978

Coating process may give implants longer life

University of Alabama Huntsville

A process that bonds the stuff from which bones are made onto the surface of artificial bone and joint implants may give longer life to as many as 600,000 implants a year.

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7-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 974

Inoculating Eyewitnesses Against Errors

National Science Foundation (NSF)

More than 75,000 people become crime suspects each year in the United States based on being identified from lineups and photo spreads. Some identifications will be false and lead to mistaken arrests and imprisonments.

Released:
4-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 962

Certain RNA, DNA proteins surprisingly similar

Johns Hopkins University

A Johns Hopkins discovery that certain proteins interacting with RNA or DNA have nearly identical shapes and function similarly came as a surprise and may help chemists find more effective antibiotics.

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3-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 964

Replacement For Solvents

University of Kansas

A solvent used in the food-processing trade is expected to help the pharmaceutical industry replace environmentally unfriendly and expensive solvents in the manufacture of drugs. By using supercritical carbon dioxide, or CO2, in the pharmaceutical process, researchers at the University of Kansas have successfully replaced some chemical solvents.

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3-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
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    30-Apr-1996 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2319

Mirror Image Molecule Supports New Drug Design

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scientists have recognized for more than a century that some molecules exist as pairs of mirror images. But, are such molecules really righties or lefties, chemically speaking? New research funded by the National Science Foundation is providing an answer.

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29-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

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