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Finally -- spring! The season when people plan road trips, despite the current costly gas situation. Have you decided where to go yet? If not, log on to: www.firestonelegendarydrives.com to get some ideas. The site features details about all the major highways you'll find in the 50 states, as well as noteworthy drives. Here's a small sampling: For example, if...
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Boys will be boys, but can they travel together?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
It used to be that when several men -- for this story, the focus is heterosexual men -- went away to spend time together for a weekend or longer, it was for fishing, skiing, days of golf, a hunting expedition or to bond in high-five style at a football game. These and other outdoorsy-type outings were to do what most...
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Scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Cambridge for the first time have determined how a plant hormone -- auxin -- interacts with its hormone receptor called TIR1. Their report, on the cover of a recent issue of Nature, may go beyond implications for plant life; it also may have important...
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Andrea Anderson, JE Feature
Two British scientists seeking permission to create cloned human embryos using cow eggs have renewed an old debate about these "chimeras," which may offer a new embryonic stem-cell source for research, but are also a source of controversy. Stephen Minger, director of the Stem Cell Biology Lab at King's College London, and Lyle Armstrong, a researcher at the North East...
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Author examines why hereditary diseases persist
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When just 15 years old, he noticed that his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor suffering from Alzheimer's disease, seemed to feel better after giving blood. He had a nagging feeling that somehow the two were linked, and so the young boy went to his grandfather's doctors to voice his suspicions. But he was turned away. They told him to go home,...
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