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      I posted three(3) of the article summaries in separate posts to
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      SCIENCE News Summaries, Volume 305, Issue 5687,
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      http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol305/issue5687/news-summaries.shtml

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      SCIENCE News This Week
      August 20 2004, 305 (5687)


      NEWS OF THE WEEK
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      HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH: Pediatric Study of ADHD Drug Draws High-Level
      Public Review (p. 1088)
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      --Jennifer
      Couzin

      A trial that would give healthy children an amphetamine is prompting
      heated
      debate among pediatricians and bioethicists.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1088a?etoc

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      BIOSAFETY: Citizens Sue to Block Montana Biodefense Lab (p. 1088)
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      --Jocelyn
      Kaiser

      Montanans have gone to federal court in Missoula to block construction of
      a
      National Institutes of Health biodefense laboratory in the city of
      Hamilton.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1088b?etoc

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      RESEARCH POLICY: Economist to Guide $22 Billion E.U. Science Programs (p.

      1089)
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      --Gretchen
      Vogel

      BERLIN--Slovenian economist Janez Potocnik has been tapped to be Europe's

      next commissioner for science and research.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1089?etoc

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      ECOLOGY: Reproductive Failure Threatens Bird Colonies on North Sea Coast
      (p. 1090)
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      --Fiona
      Proffitt

      CAMBRIDGE, U.K.--As the sea-bird breeding season draws to a close on
      Britain's North Sea coast, scientists report that many colonies are
      failing
      to rear any young.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1090a?etoc

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      CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: Report Suggests NIH Weigh Consulting Ban (p. 1090)
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      --Jocelyn
      Kaiser

      A new report from the federal Office of Government Ethics hints that the
      National Institutes of Health (NIH) should consider a blanket ban on drug

      company consulting by intramural scientists.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1090b?etoc

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      MEXICO: Government Uses Carrot, Stick to Retain Graduate Students (p.
      1091)
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      --Yudhijit
      Bhattacharjee

      The Mexican government has cut back scholarships for graduate studies
      abroad while encouraging students to attend domestic programs.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1091a?etoc

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      AIDS RESEARCH: Cambodian Leader Throws Novel Prevention Trial Into Limbo
      (p. 1092)
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      --Jon
      Cohen

      The status of a planned AIDS prevention trial among Cambodian sex workers

      is unclear after the country's leader ordered it halted.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1092a?etoc

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      ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: Druglike Molecules Mimic Gene Switches (p. 1092)
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      --Robert
      F. Service

      In the advance online publication of the Journal of the American Chemical

      Society, biochemists report creating small, druglike molecules that can
      turn genes on and off.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1092b?etoc

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      COGNITION: Life Without Numbers in the Amazon (p. 1093)
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      --Constance
      Holden

      In an article published online this week by Science
      (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1094492), a psycholinguist
      demonstrates that among members of a tiny tribe in the Amazon jungle that

      has no words for numbers beyond two, the ability to conceptualize numbers

      is no better than it is among pigeons, chimps, or human infants.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1093a?etoc

      NEWS FOCUS
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      CLIMATOLOGY: Stormy Forecast for Climate Science (p. 1094)
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      --Andrew
      Lawler

      With NASA's Earth Observing System complete, climate researchers are
      facing
      a confused and perilous future.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1094?etoc

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      CLIMATOLOGY: Stitching Together a Global System of Systems (p. 1096)
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      --Andrew
      Lawler

      A pledge last year by the leaders of the eight richest nations to create
      a
      comprehensive, continuous, and coordinated system of global observation
      systems has made little progress, and there are huge obstacles in its
      path.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1096?etoc

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      OCEANOGRAPHY: New Dead Zone Off Oregon Coast Hints at Sea Change in
      Currents (p. 1099)
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      --Robert
      F. Service

      NEWPORT, OREGON--Ocean scientists are scratching their heads about an
      apparently natural, seasonal onslaught of deadly water in the
      northeastern
      Pacific.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1099?etoc

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      ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING: Bees From the Rainforest Add Up to
      a
      $62,000 Coffee Buzz (p. 1100)
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      --Jay
      Withgott

      PORTLAND, OREGON--A record number of ecologists--more than 4000--gathered

      here from 1 to 6 August for the 89th annual meeting of the Ecological
      Society of America. Among the topics of discussion was the value of the
      ecosystem services provided by bees.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1100a?etoc

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      ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING: Are Invasive Species Born Bad? (p.

      1100)
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      --Jay
      Withgott

      PORTLAND, OREGON--A record number of ecologists--more than 4000--gathered

      here from 1 to 6 August for the 89th annual meeting of the Ecological
      Society of America. A number of presentations were devoted to the
      question
      of what makes an invasive species so invasive.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1100b?etoc

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      ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING: Fighting Sudden Oak Death With
      Fire?
      (p. 1101)
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      --Jay
      Withgott

      PORTLAND, OREGON--A record number of ecologists--more than 4000--gathered

      here from 1 to 6 August for the 89th annual meeting of the Ecological
      Society of America. The meeting offered some possible good news about how

      to limit the spread of sudden oak death.

      Full story at
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5687/1101?etoc



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