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April 14, 1997
Genetic Variations In Enzymes That Metabolize Drugs Contribute To Cancer Risk, Find University Of Pittsburgh Researchers
Naturally occurring genetic variations in drug metabolizing enzymes significantly contribute to whether a person develops certain cancers, report University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researchers on April 14 at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego.

New Software Boosts Internet Performance
Novel techniques developed by Boston University researchers that allow computer users to assess the performance of their link to the Internet have been incorporated into a new consumer software product designed to be used with web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer

Vitamin D Inhibits Prostate Cancer Growth In Animal, Find University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers
The first evidence that vitamin D significantly inhibits prostate cancer growth in animals with widespread disease that mimics human prostate cancer is being presented by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researchers on April 14 at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego.

Environmental News: Soil-Chemistry Studies At UD Suggest New Pathways For Immobilizing Metal Contaminants
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--New information, based on molecular-scale studies of metals in soils, may help environmental engineers immobilize these contaminants more effectively, University of Delaware researchers reported April 14 during the ACS meeting.

Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
In research that could lead to better drug design, a Duke University bioorganic chemist is exploiting the differences between two forms of water to probe how proteins' shapes control the way they bind with other molecules

Materials Science: UD Chemist Proposes New Description Of Reactions For "Growing" Computer Chips
University of Delaware research might someday help computer companies

Disarming Alzheimer's Toxic Proteins: Discovery May Lead To New Understanding Of Brain Disorder
A new study of the proteins that may be responsible for the brain lesions associated with Alzheimer's disease promises a new understanding of its underlying cause, and may someday yield new treatments for the devastating and deadly disease

UB Scientists Find Strongest Evidence Yet That Magnetic Field May Enhance, Not Kill, Superconductivity
University at Buffalo physicists have found the strongest evidence yet for the existence of reentrant superconductivity, which, if it exists, would radically change thinking about superconductivity and magnetism.

Evolution Of Fish Antifreeze Gene Sheds Light On Climate History
New research shows that fish in the Antarctic and Arctic oceans, at opposite ends of the earth, independently evolved nearly identical antifreeze glycoproteins

HIV Viral Replication In Living Cells Blocked Using Eukarion Antibody Lipidation Technology
HIV replication in living cells was blocked using an antibody chemically modified to reach the intracellular

Algae Power: New Chemical "Key" Lets UD Researchers Access A Potentially Useful Family Of Natural Compounds
Using a specially prepared chemical

New T-F Test Identifies Personality Disorders
A new self-administered true-false questionnaire developed at Cornell University Medical College and tested at Cornell University by psychopathologist Mark Lenzenweger, reliably identified persons with personality pathology.
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