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November 25, 1997
Duke Receives $1 Million Whitaker Foundation Award To Create 'Virtual' Imaging Machines
Just as airplane pilots train on flight simulators, engineers and physicians will be able to

New Research Shows What Makes Cities Visually Appealing
A new study of residents and visitors of two Tennessee cities identified five factors that make a city visually appealing.

Gay Men Relate Their Development In New Book
In the new book,

New Intelligence Test Identifies Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Study Shows
A newly released intelligence test can help diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, recent research suggests.

Glucose Metabolism Defect In Rare Form Of Type 2 Diabetes Revealed
A defect in a gene recently linked to a rare inherited form of Type 2 diabetes impairs the pathway that breaks down blood sugar and provides the main signal for insulin secretion in the pancreas, report researchers at The Rockefeller University in the Nov.

Pitt Researchers Link Trauma With Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
The majority of adolescents with alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse may have been exposed to traumatic events such as physical violence or sexual abuse, say researchers at the Pittsburgh Adolescent Alcohol Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Researchers Develop New Protein To Fight Brain Cancer
Penn State's College of Medicine, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have licensed an anticancer immunotherapeutic drug to NeoPharm Inc., an Illinois-based biotechnology company.

Common Weed Reduces Salt Content In Contaminated Soils, Study Suggests
A new study at Ohio University suggests that a weed found around the United States can reduce the salt content in soil contaminated by brine spills, a common environmental problem on sites being drilled for oil or gas.

Recombinant Protein Immunizes Mice, Promises New Strategy Against Infection And Cancer
Solving a long-standing problem in vaccine development, scientists have crafted a new way to deliver foreign proteins into the body such that the immune system is primed to attack virus-infected cells and cancer cells.

New Crab Trap Reduces Turtle Mortality By Almost 100 Percent, Study Finds
Studies of a new crab trap designed by Ohio University researchers suggest it reduces the mortality rate of turtles accidentally caught in recreational traps by almost 100 percent.

Lower Brain Activity In Visual Cortex Associated With Dyslexia
A new study supports the idea that dyslexia may be caused by a subtle impairment of vision.

Takeover Deterrents May Help Company CEOs More Than Shareholders
Corporate CEOs may propose some takeover deterrents for their companies in order to protect their above-average levels of compensation. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to