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August 08, 1996
Surprising Protein Movement Seen In Cells
Biologists have discovered that certain proteins vital to life and long thought to be immobilized within the sack-like cell structures where they function instead move freely and rapidly.

Signs Of Past Life on Mars?
In the 16 August 1996 issue of Science, McKay et al. report the first identification of organic compounds in a Martian meteorite.

A Gene Involved in Regulating Longevity in Worms May Provide a Clue to Human Aging
Discovery of a mutant gene involved in the regulation of longevity of a primitive worm, C. elegans, may provide a clue as to how humans age.

Bone Marrow Transplantation Can Provide Cure For Sickle Cell Disease, NHLBI Study Shows
The first multi-center study of bone marrow transplantation in children with sickle cell disease has demonstrated that this procedure can provide a cure for young sickle cell patients who have a matched sibling, researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reported today

New Insights Into AIDS-Associated Skin Disease
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have determined the entire genetiv sequence of the virus that causes molluscum contagiosm, a common skin disease that is persistent and sometimes disfiguring in HIV-infectedindividuals and others with weakened immune systems
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