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  • 19 Nov 1998

    Smoking will kill 100 million men in China--one in every three now younger than 30--by the time they reach middle or old age, according to two papers published in tomorrow's British Medical Journal.

  • 16 Nov 1998

    Potent cocktails of anti-HIV drugs have been enormously successful in keeping AIDS at bay in HIV-infected people. But although these "combination" therapies can knock down the virus to undetectable levels, latent HIV lurks in some cells.

  • 27 Oct 1998

    Life sciences are the big winner as the British government announced this week how it would divvy up a $1.1 billion boost for science over the next 3 years.

  • 13 Oct 1998

    Three U.S. researchers learned yesterday that they will share the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that the gas nitric oxide (NO) acts as a messenger molecule in the body.

  • 1 Sep 1998

    LONDON--Ever since the first indication in 1995 that "mad cow disease" had crossed the species barrier into people, causing a deadly new form of brain disorder, one critical question has remained unanswered: How many more cases are likely to show up?