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  • 21 Oct 1996

    A potent protein that constricts blood vessels is four times more prevalent in African Americans with high blood pressure than in whites, says a report in this month's Hypertension.

  • 21 Oct 1996

    A fossil dinosaur in China appears to have had a mane of feathers running down its neck, back, and tail--making it the first known feathered dinosaur and giving scientists compelling evidence that dinosaurs gave rise to birds.

  • 21 Oct 1996

    BALTIMORE--

  • 18 Oct 1996

    The daunting job of cleaning up the nation's nuclear weapons complex is about to get some sorely needed scientific muscle: The Department of Energy (DOE) is nearing completion of a $230 million laboratory to develop new cleanup techniques.

  • 18 Oct 1996

    The world could face a crisis in wheat production unless agricultural scientists learn how to breed better varieties of wheat, warns a new report from a leading international agricultural research center.

  • 18 Oct 1996

    The major party presidential candidates sound out on science policy in today's issue of Science.

  • 18 Oct 1996

    You might think there's little that's random about the start of a 100-meter race. But the time it takes an individual sprinter to react to the starting gun can vary randomly by up to a tenth of a second.

  • 17 Oct 1996

    Although science funding held its own in the 1997 budget bills recently signed by President Clinton, the long-term view is gloomier. Congress and the Clinton Administration both are calling for sharp reductions--as much as 30%--in civilian R&D during the next few years.

  • 17 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--Trade disputes could harm international scientific cooperation unless governments open high-tech markets and encourage balanced cooperation, according to a report* released today by the National Research Council (NRC).

  • 17 Oct 1996

    A mother who smokes during pregnancy may impair the lungs of her unborn child, reports a study in the 19 October issue of The Lancet. In the past, some experts--including those in the tobacco industry--had challenged studies linking children's lung problems with maternal smoking habits.

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