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  • 17 Oct 1996

    Scientists have altered a common respiratory virus to destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy ones unscathed, says a Report in tomorrow's issue of Science.

  • 16 Oct 1996

    The most intimate secrets of the darling of genetics will be laid bare for all to see on the World Wide Web on 17 October.

  • 16 Oct 1996

    People with strong Cherokee bloodlines appear to have a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease than do people of Caucasian ancestry, according to a pilot study in the October Archives of Neurology.

  • 16 Oct 1996

    The sex life of fire ants has shed light on how new species may arise, according to a report in the 17 October issue of Nature.

  • 16 Oct 1996

    Women who suffer from depression tend to have weaker bones that are more likely to break than those of their nondepressed counterparts, according to a pilot study published in the 17 October New England Journal of Medicine.

  • 15 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--Fifty-five scientists were elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) yesterday, raising total membership in the prestigious body to 545.

  • 15 Oct 1996

    Longer and more variable menstrual cycles occur more often in lean women, physically active women, and women who do not drink alcohol than in those who do not fit these profiles, says a study that will appear in the November issue of Epidemiology.

  • 15 Oct 1996

    Elementary and secondary schools are sacrificing in-depth understanding of science by trying to cover too much ground, concludes a report released today by the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

  • 15 Oct 1996

    A host of rare genetic diseases that are more common in Finland than in other European countries may have arisen because Finnish people descended from a small band of ancestors some 4000 years ago, scientists report in the 15 October Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • 11 Oct 1996

    MOSCOW--A 10-day hunger strike over the dismal state of Russian science is about to end.

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