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  • 19 May 2000

    The scientific establishment got a taste of the royal whip Wednesday as Britain's Prince Charles decried the dominance of soulless science in today's world. We have lost a "sense of the sacred in our dealings with the natural world," the prince said in a radio address.

  • 19 May 2000

    Scientists have long suspected that an enigmatic pathogen called the Borna virus plays a role in some neuropsychiatric disorders. Now, they have for the first time isolated the virus from a schizophrenic patient's brain. But some researchers caution that the finding may not be real.

  • 11 May 2000

    A walk on the beach can yield all sorts of unexpected finds. To wit, a group of researchers who stumbled across influenza B virus--which was thought to infect only humans--in a stranded harbor seal. Whether the virus can cause flu or other diseases in seals is still uncertain.

  • 9 May 2000

    PARIS--As scientists race to finish a rough draft of the human genome, a European consortium is about to launch an effort to pinpoint every key spot in our genetic code where cells turn genes on and off by adding a molecule called a methyl group.

  • 3 May 2000

    Many Britons are breathing easier now that a preliminary study has cast doubt on predictions of a deadly epidemic.

  • 5 Apr 2000

    LONDON--Life started in the water, scientists agree, and between 380 million and 350 million years ago some of the more intrepid fish crept onto land, following plants and insects.

  • 5 Apr 2000

    Shark cartilage is a popular folk remedy for cancer even though there's no scientific evidence that it works. But a new study may blunt its appeal: Scientists reported last week that not only do sharks get cancer, but they can even get cartilage cancer.

  • 30 Mar 2000

    From supercharged kindergartners to unfocused teenagers, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most controversial diagnoses of a childhood illness.

  • 28 Mar 2000

    The notorious stomach bug Helicobacter pylori has been implicated in ailments such as chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, and stomach cancer. Now researchers have uncovered a genetic factor that increases the risk of stomach cancer in people infected with H. pylori.

  • 14 Mar 2000

    In this tale of two cities, one rejoices while the other pines for what might have been. On 13 March U.K.