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Scientists find one less reason for killing minke whales

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The killing of Antarctic minke whales has been justified on the theory that their population is booming. A Stanford study, based on minke DNA, concludes that the population is, in fact, not booming. The researchers ran their DNA tests on whale meat from grocery stores in Japan.

Terry Castle's new collection of darkly humorous essays

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The Professor and Other Writings, a selection of autobiographical essays by English Professor Terry Castle, includes the much celebrated, “Desperately Seeking Susan,” an intimate and at times, acerbic account of her friendship with the late Susan Sontag. Read an excerpt.

Fledgling bioengineering department has a bright future

During a presentation at Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Jim Plummer, dean of the School of Engineering, said he expects undergraduates from other parts of the university to join the school as bioengineering majors.

Potential new class of drugs to combat hepatitis C found

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Scientists, led by Jeffrey Glenn, associate professor of gastroenterology and hepatology, have discovered a novel class of compounds that, in experiments in vitro, inhibit replication of the virus responsible for hepatitis C. The discovery offers promise for confronting the virus's propensity to rapidly acquire drug resistance.

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  • OpEd Project: Katie Orenstein, founder and director of the OpEd Project, will lead a free mini-seminar Monday, Feb. 1, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Bechtel International Center. The session will examine how the lack of women's voices in public discourse has affected the quality of our nation's conversation. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Ann Enthoven by Jan. 29. Get more details.
the dish

Where were you when the lights went out?  PHILIP PIZZO, dean of the Medical School, shares his storm story . . .  Hoover opens papers from Nationalist China. Read more.

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