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  • 29 May 1997

    Following a meeting in Bonn this week, German science officials appear likely to defuse a dispute enveloping the country's new genome research program.

  • 29 May 1997

    A team of California astronomers has come up with new evidence disputing the existence of the first planetlike object found around a star like our sun. The putative planet, detected some 18 months ago at the star 51 Pegasi, has already faced more than its share of scrutiny.

  • 29 May 1997

    Spanish researchers have discovered 800,000-year-old fossils which they believe are a new species of early humans directly ancestral to us.

  • 28 May 1997

    As a group, women who receive breast implants for cosmetic purposes have numerous demographic, lifestyle, and reproductive differences from women in general, according to a study in today's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

  • 28 May 1997

    Scientists have genetically engineered a new strain of mice that may be a model of the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Even before the brains of human patients develop a hallmark of the disease--the protein clumps called plaques--their memories deteriorate and they lose neurons.

  • 28 May 1997

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND--Space physicists here at the spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union conceded today that Earth's high atmosphere contains numerous splotches of water.

  • 28 May 1997

    Years of intense research to develop breakthrough cancer treatments have largely failed to make a dent in cancer death rates in the United States, according to a new report.

  • 27 May 1997

    Today is the 290th anniversary of the birth of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanical taxonomist who was the first person to formulate and adhere to a uniform system for defining and naming the world's plants and animals.

  • 27 May 1997

    Britain's Medical Research Council (MRC) is planning major changes in the way it funds projects in universities, pushing researchers to forge collaborations or else see their funds dry up.

  • 27 May 1997

    So familiar is the double-stranded structure of DNA that biologists often refer to the molecule simply as the double helix.

  • 27 May 1997

    Researchers have long thought that pollution high in the atmosphere may be putting the brakes on global warming by reflecting sunlight back into space. But new measurements presented this week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Baltimore are casting doubt on that assumption.

  • 23 May 1997

    A new study of twins suggests that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is strongly linked to genes, and that it is less a clear-cut disorder than an extreme form of a trait, like blood pressure, that varies throughout the population.

  • 23 May 1997

    The blue waters of the Pacific hide a profusion of submerged mountains, the residue of more than 10,000 undersea volcanoes.

  • 23 May 1997

    Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, have used a type of gene therapy to treat mice with a disease that mimics multiple sclerosis (MS).

  • 23 May 1997

    When you see something unexpected, your brain kicks into high gear--even when you're not consciously aware of the novelty.

  • 22 May 1997

    Today is the 67th birthday of LaSalle Leffall Jr., an American oncologist who has brought attention to the problem of high cancer death rates among minorities, particularly African Americans. Leffall published research in 1973 showing increasing cancer mortality in the U.S. black population.

  • 22 May 1997

    Scientists have found that proteins that stimulate the growth and survival of nerve cells as they build the brain do more than just that.

  • 22 May 1997

    The Internet has been a boon to science, but paleoanthropologists surfing the Web last week got an unpleasant surprise: A site called Fossilnet is advertising 20,000-year-old human skulls and even older human jaws for sale online.

  • 22 May 1997

    By monitoring the brains of napping and active cats, scientists have pinpointed a natural brain chemical that brings on a deep slumber after prolonged wakefulness.

  • 21 May 1997

    For scientists trying to share vast amounts of electronic data, traffic on the Internet can slow to an agonizing crawl. But the pace will pick up soon for 35 research institutions across the country.

  • 21 May 1997

    Genome researchers have put together the most complete map of the human genome yet.

  • 21 May 1997

    An analysis of medical research grant applications in Sweden suggests that the peer-review process is not immune to sexism.

  • 20 May 1997

    The rising stock market will be floating more biomedical research. With its endowment soaring, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is expanding its support for scientists at universities and labs around the country.

  • 20 May 1997

    Astronomers' spirits sagged earlier this year when the Hubble Space Telescope's new infrared camera sprang a coolant leak, potentially cutting in half the instrument's planned 4-year lifetime.

  • 20 May 1997

    Women who are obese or who gain significant amounts of weight as adults have a higher risk of the most common kind of stroke, according to a study in tomorrow's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

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