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June 22, 1998
18 Millionth Chemical Substance Entered In World's Largest Database Of ChemicalInformation
Chemical Abstracts Service added the 18 millionth chemical substance to its database.

One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows
Needle-exchange programs that would provide addicts with syringes that are hard to reuse will find HIV rates not dropping but increasing, according to an article in this month's special edition of a journal published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

"A Little Bit Here" And "A Little Bit There" Can Add Up To A Big Problem
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A Hint Why Hormone Therapy For Prostate Cancer Ultimately Fails
The drugs commonly given to help men beat prostate cancer may actually help the cancer grow under some conditions, a University of Rochester Cancer Center team shows in a study published in the June 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Jefferson Researchers Provide Leads To Potential Parkinson's Treatment
A naturally occurring substance in the cell's membrane may improve symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients and perhaps even help slow down the progression of Parkinson's, according to studies by researchers at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27
Analysis of endocrine disrupters, environmental issues and polymers from renewable resources are among the topics that will be discussed here August 23 through 27 at the 216th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Heart Disease Kills More Women In Poorer Neighborhoods
Women who live in neighborhoods where many families are headed by women are more likely to die from heart disease than women who live in neighborhoods with a greater proportion of two-parent families, new research has shown.

Getting A Solid View Of The Suns's Corona
Seeing the Sun in stereo: Scientists propose using dual spacecraft to get 3-D images of magnetic structures in the Sun's corona.

New Journal Issue Updates Alternative Testing Advances
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences journal Environmental Health Perspectives is making available to reporters who follow the effort to find alternatives to animals in research an updated series of papers from the Ispra, Italy meeting of the Scientific Group on Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals on advances in developing and validating new methods.

Why Some Microwaved Foods Explode
Cornell University professor Ashim Datta has calculated for the first time the fundamental physics of why eggs explode when microwaved.

Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second Heart Attack
DALLAS, June 23 -- In a growing class of blood-thinning drugs to treat heart attack, researchers have found one that seems to have a greater long-term benefit rather than only an immediate effect, according to a study released in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Brain Antibodies Provide New Clues To Origins Of Tourette's
Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence that Tourette's syndrome, which causes involuntary muscle contractions and bursts of words and noise, may be triggered in part by an infection.

Taipei to Host Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
Over 800 earth and space scientists from more than 30 countries will meet in Taipei, Taiwan, for the fifth biannual Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, July 21-24, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union.

Triple Artery Grafts Using Abdominal Artery Yield Superior Results In Bypass Study
DALLAS, June 23 -- Surgeons have pioneered a new type of triple coronary artery bypass surgery that may offer advantages over current operations, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Remembering And Forgetting Childhood Sexual Abuse: It's How Events Are Encoded In Memory And How People View Themselves, Not Repression
Researchers probing people's memories of sexual abuse report two ordinary mechanisms may be responsible for temporarily forgetting and later remembering genuine instances of childhood sexual abuse.
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