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Article ID: 18386

Revised Treatment and Testing for Latent TB Infection

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

New guidelines on the testing and treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection issued this month by the American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend several important changes from previously recommended practices.

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Article ID: 18385

Best Proof of Job Corps' Success

Swarthmore College

In the first major evaluation of Job Corps in 20 years and the biggest study of any American social program, research confirms the federal program's success in improving the prospects of disadvantaged young people, a Swarthmore College economist says.

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Article ID: 18384

Rise of the Individual Investor

Conference Board

Institutional investor equity in the largest 1,000 U.S. corporations has peaked and individual investor ownership is increasing, The Conference Board reports in its Institutional Investment Report.

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Interferon Mutant Wins Invention of the Year Award

University of Maryland, College Park

A novel interferon tau mutant that three university women -- a researcher, a graduate student and an undergraduate student -- have developed for use in treating various debilitating conditions and deadly diseases has been named an invention of the year at the University of Maryland.

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Article ID: 18382

New Book Examines Humor in the New Yorker

Ohio University

Humor in the New Yorker style -- irreverent cartoons coupled with witty punch lines -- has left a lasting mark on America's funny bone, the impact of which is explored in a new book on the magazine's early years.

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Article ID: 18381

CEO Confidence Improves for 2nd Consecutive Quarter

Conference Board

Chief executives' confidence in the nation's economy increased for the second consecutive time, The Conference Board reports.

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Article ID: 18380

Acetaminophen Overpowers Some Cell-Protecting Genes

Long Island University Post (LIU Post)

Very high doses of acetaminophen can cause liver cell death; research shows that acetaminophen has a powerful impact on the expression of the BCL-XL protein, which inhibits cell death in the liver (Archives of Toxicology, 1-00).

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Article ID: 18379

American Thoracic Society: News Tips for April 2000

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

1- Ethnic differences in pulmonary function between Asian Americans and European Americans; 2- State-of-the-art information on molecular and genetic aspects of lung cancer; 3- Lung density changes from smoking and aging (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 4-00).

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Article ID: 18359

Dietary Changes Don't Prevent Recurrent Polyps

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The Polyp Prevention Trial, one of the largest studies aimed at preventing colon cancer by dietary change, came to an unexpected conclusion: there is no evidence that adopting a low-fat, high-fiber, fruit- and vegetable-enriched eating plan reduces the incidence of colorectal cancer (NEJM, 4-20-00).

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Article ID: 18369

Creation Science Special Issue of New Scientist

New Scientist

In addition to New Scientist's exclusive news stories, this week's press release contains stories examining why growing numbers of people believe in creation science, and what can be done to reverse that trend.

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