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Article ID: 1932

Wilting Conquered With New Preservation Process

Michigan State University

A new process developed at Michigan State University stands ready to revolutionize the flower industry -- as well as provide a boon for medical school teaching, restaurants and an endless array of others by using silicone to open up new possibilities in preservation.

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5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1931

Cockpit System Could Reduce Mid-Air Collisions

Michigan Technological University

A cockpit display system being developed at Michigan Technological University would alert pilots of small planes about other aircraft in the vicinity and drastically reduce the number of mid-air collisions.

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5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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    5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1904

Tobacco Litigation Best Fought At State Level

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

America would be better off seeking compensation from tobacco companies at the state and local levels rather than at the national level, according to a commentary in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, March 4, 1997

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27-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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    5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1903

Heart Rhythm Disorder Misdiagnosed "Panic Attack"

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

A curable, recurrent rapid heart rhythm can produce symptoms similar to those of a "panic attack," causing physicians to misdiagnose the condition especially among women, according to an article in the March 10 issue of the AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine. EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 p.m. (CT) Sunday, March 9, 1997

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27-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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    5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1902

5-Year Outcomes: Bypass Surgery And Angioplasty

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Survival rates and quality of life are similar after five years whether a patient undergoes angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, March 4, 1997

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27-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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    5-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1901

Glaucoma With Prolonged Use Of Asthma Inhalers

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Prolonged continuous use of high doses of inhaled steroids may increase the risk of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA). EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 p.m. (CT) Tuesday, March 4, 1997

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27-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1929

Symposium on the foundations of Newtonian scholarship to be held in London

University of California, Santa Cruz

A distinguished group of physicists and historians will gather in London on March 21 for a daylong symposium at the Royal Society on the contributions of Isaac Newton to science. Three centuries after Newton published his Principia, scholars are still learning much about the development of his scientific ideas.

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4-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1928

Fatal Reactions Can Mimic Allergic Reactions

Northwestern University

About 40,000 people in the U.S. have severe reactions that simulate allergic reactions but where no external cause is involved. They show up in emergency rooms and doctors' offices with sneezing, itchy nose, rashes or hives and spasms in the bronchial tubes that make it difficult to breathe and swallow. Without immediate diagnosis and special treatment, many of these patients could die.

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4-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1927

AHCPR Funds Medicine and Public Health Projects

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) is funding three projects, now underway, to create a closer, ongoing working relationship between medicine and public health. These projects support the efforts of the Medicine/Public Health Initiative, a national consortium working to improve the working relationship between the two disciplines.

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4-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1926

Cornell taps Yale prof to lead Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University, Johnson School

Robert J. Swieringa, professor of accounting at Yale's School of Management and a former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, has been named dean at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Swieringa gained wide visibility and influence in the corporate community through his work with FASB.

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4-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

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