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  • 18 Jan 2000

    A piece of protein injected into mice can delay the onset of a lethal brain disease. The finding, reported in the current Lancet, raises hopes for a treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD), a rare but always fatal illness in people in which deformed proteins build up in the brain.

  • 14 Jan 2000

    While it may be a travesty to colorize Man Ray's classic black-and-white photos, imagine trying to appreciate the work of Jackson Pollock or Piet Mondrian without the benefit of color vision.

  • 4 Jan 2000

    Researchers have a new clue to what causes multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease in which the immune system destroys the protective sheath around nerve cells.

  • 22 Dec 1999

    Best known, perhaps, for first spotting a gravitational lens--the telltale starlight and radio waves bent by the gravity of a massive object--in 1979, Britain's aging Lovell radio telescope is about to be burnished into a more useful instrument for studying the cosmos.

  • 13 Dec 1999

    MUNICH--The Max Planck Society, Germany's premier research organization, announced Monday that its president will issue a formal censure to neuroscientist Peter Seeburg, director of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, for publishing data in a

  • 9 Dec 1999

    Remember that '60s refrain, "Make love, not war"? For sperm, some scientists say, love and war are one and the same. According to the so-called kamikaze sperm hypothesis, sperm from different men hanging out in the same vagina may sabotage each other in the run for the egg.

  • 11 Nov 1999

    Scientists have long debated whether an immune cell needs to be regularly reminded of which particular germs to fight or whether its memory is ever-lasting. Two reports in tomorrow's issue of Science (pp.

  • 3 Nov 1999

    The roots of all hairs, their follicles, can be swapped from one person to another without bringing on fierce immune attacks seen with almost every other kind of transplanted tissue, scientists have found.

  • 15 Oct 1999

    One of the many unsolved riddles about the Ebola virus is where the deadly organism hides in between outbreaks in humans. For the first time, virologists have found traces of the virus's genetic material in small, ground-dwelling mammals near areas of previous epidemics.

  • 12 Oct 1999

    Günter Blobel, a German-born Rockefeller University cell biologist described by colleagues as "the father of modern cell biology," has won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.