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  • 11 Nov 1996

    Researchers have found a way to prevent the blood vessels of persons with heart disease from constricting when faced with stress. The results, announced today at the annual American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans, could someday lead to a better treatment for coronary artery disease.

  • 11 Nov 1996

    A fossilized skull found in a Connecticut park appears to belong to a crocodilelike reptile that lived 212 million years ago, about the time that dinosaurs began to roam the Earth.

  • 11 Nov 1996

    Biotech products may soon change the very fabric of our society: our cotton fabric, that is. Scientists have developed a kind of cotton whose fibers have improved insulating properties, says a report in the 12 November issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • WASHINGTON--The discovery that a graduate student had apparently faked some data in papers co-authored by the director of the genome program has cast doubt on recent research concerned with a chromosomal aberration linked to leukemia, says a

  • 7 Nov 1996

    The notorious "flesh-eating" bacterium appears to sweet-talk its way deep into vulnerable tissues.

  • 7 Nov 1996

    A new mouse strain in which pregnant females develop high blood pressure may help scientists understand--and perhaps treat--a sometimes fatal condition in pregnant women, says a Report in the 8 November issue

  • 6 Nov 1996

    A new set of criteria to judge whether a chemical is likely to cause cancer in humans will get a trial run later this month when a select group of federal scientists will pick a handful of compounds to undergo a battery of tests.

  • 6 Nov 1996

    WASHINGTON--Now that the dust has settled after yesterday's elections, the new political scene in Washington strikingly resembles the old. So don't expect any dramatic shifts in national science policy and funding levels in the near future.

  • 6 Nov 1996

    An inherited form of ovarian cancer may be less deadly than other versions of the disease, according to a study in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • 6 Nov 1996

    Chemical signatures in rocks unearthed in Greenland suggest that life began nearly 4 billion years ago--about 400 million years earlier than the oldest known fossils, says a report in the 7 November issue of Nature.

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