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  • 19 Oct 1999

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--A drug used to protect U.S. troops in case of a nerve gas attack may be the cause of the Gulf War Syndrome, according to a study released by the Department of Defense today.

  • 1 Jul 1999

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Vice President Al Gore today presented Congress with a Herculean plan to restore a more-natural water flow to the Everglades, the vast wetland in southern Florida, while safeguarding the booming region's water supply.

  • 3 Jun 1999

    Studying the genetics of behavior is often like riding a roller coaster. No sooner has one research group tied a gene to a behavior in a certain animal when along comes the next study proving that the link is spurious or even that the gene in question has exactly the opposite effect.

  • 25 May 1999

    Over the last 2 decades, scientists have witnessed the gradual erosion of a cornerstone of scientific progress: the free exchange of research materials like reagents, cells, and animals.

  • 6 May 1999

    Scientists have found a remarkable gene that may lead to a whole new generation of vaccines and antibiotics.

  • 13 Apr 1999

    Scientists have identified a virus that has killed at least 95 people in Malaysia in the last 6 months, most of them pig farm workers. The culprit was officially named the Nipah virus Sunday, for the small town from whence the strain was first identified.

  • 12 Feb 1999

    The controversy in Britain over genetically modified food reached a new high today, after 21 European and American scientists released a memorandum supporting a scientist who was suspended last year for sounding a premature alarm about the health threat of genetically altered potatoes.

  • 21 Dec 1998

    A private company has received permission from Iceland to build a database containing the health records of the entire nation. But critics of the controversial legislation, which Iceland's parliament passed on 16 December, have pledged to find ways to block its implementation.