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  • 2 Dec 1999

    Drugs called statins, taken by tens of millions of people to lower their cholesterol, may be beneficial to bones as well. In tomorrow's Science, researchers report that statins trigger bone growth in rodents.

  • 1 Dec 1999

    The federal government moved a step closer to funding research on some human stem cells today, when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released draft guidelines covering the controversial research.

  • A controversial primate research center has committed hundreds of laboratory irregularities, according to an inspection conducted this summer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • 1 Nov 1999

    Scientists have new clues about why a common immunosuppressive drug, cyclosporin, may be sabotaging a promising new therapy for organ transplants.

  • 30 Sep 1999

    Male animals have evolved everything from showy feathers to flashy fins--all in the hope, scientists suspect, of strutting their genetic stuff to potential mates. But do females just sit back, pick a favorite, and hope for the best? Not zebra finches.

  • 15 Sep 1999

    For fish larvae, life boils down to one thing: Eat or be eaten. And so most change into their adult shape as fast as they can. An intriguing exception are eels, ladyfish, bonefish, and tarpon, which spend several months, possibly years, floating as large, transparent larvae.

  • 1 Sep 1999

    Winners of World Wrestling Federation matches win cash prizes and the admiration of millions of fans. In the undersea world of crabs, the stakes are almost as high: Winners in the frequent male-versus-male fights get first dibs on food sources and mates.

  • 27 Aug 1999

    Mice on a strict diet not only live longer than well-fed animals, but they also appear to flex muscles whose cells behave much younger than their age.

  • 16 Aug 1999

    For most people, an infection with the bacteria Nisseria meningitidis means nothing more than a dose of antibiotics and a few days of headache and malaise.

  • 23 Jul 1999

    In a surprising move, anthropologist Richard Leakey has left his current post as director of the Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS), to become head of the civil service, the highest nonpolitical job in the Kenyan administration.