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Article ID: 358

Computer fix saves asteroid images

Cornell University

Some 240 million miles from Earth, a spacecraft hurtled through the black void of space, off its intended course. But thanks to the creation of a last-minute fix by Cornell University mission engineers during a tense 24 hours just before Christmas, the $150 million mission now has hundreds of new images of a distant asteroid.

Released:
9-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 356

Colorado State Study: Warming Could Harm Prairie Grazing

Colorado State University

A long-term study by Colorado State University ecologists suggests that warmer nights are producing a lengthened growing season and changes in prairie vegetation on the shortgrass steppe of eastern Colorado and surrounding states. Longer seasons favor cool-season grasses and weeds over native warm season plants like blue grama grass.

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9-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10671

PharmSciTM , AAPS' First Online Journal

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) announces the launch of its new exclusively online journal, PharmSci.

Released:
8-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 10664

ASM Journals Tipsheet: January 1999

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

1- fruit fly may transmit E. coli; 2- biological pesticide may cause human disease; 3- chemical cleaners inhibit biological clean-up

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8-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10660

Zinc Integral Part of Brain Communication Channels

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Zinc has long been recognized as an essential trace element, and a current study led by Salk Institute investigators shows it to be an integral part of ion channels, structures that regulate communication among nerve cells.

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8-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST
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7-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 10654

Satellite Project To Produce 3-D Images of Clouds

Colorado State University

Colorado State University will team with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to lead a $145 million, five-year project to launch the first satellite to provide three-dimensional satellite pictures of clouds -- images that can dramatically improve weather forecasting.

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7-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10653

Genetic Combination Steers Nerve Cells

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

A specific combination of genes that directs newly born nerve cells to their target muscles has been identified by Salk Institute researchers, constituting the first such code deciphered.

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7-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10648

Cell Structure Study Uncovers Taxol's Secrets

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scientists have learned exactly how the anti-cancer drug Taxol kills tumor cells. Their new insight into Taxol, were discovered during a study of molecular structures related to cell division.

Released:
7-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 10644

Superwinds Discovery

University of Kansas

Superwinds a hundred million light years long have helped to sculpture the universe, astrophysicists from the University of Kansas announced today. New evidence suggests that the winds follow the long axes of what astrophysicists call superclusters,

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7-Jan-1999 12:00 AM EST

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