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March 1996 Frontiers cover

Finding Medicines in the Forest
Can Shamans Point the Way?
March 1996

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Finding Medicines in the Forest: Can Shamans Point the Way?
Exploration of the Suriname rain forest reveals plants that are likely to benefit pharmaceutical companies and local peoples.

Students Demonstrate Research Skills at Fourth Annual Diversity Conference
A weekend of presentations showcased scientific talent among African American, Hispanic and Native American students.

Biotron's Cutaway View Reveals Underside of Life
In Michigan's northern woods, a basement with a view shows how roots grow.

Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers Fuel U.S. R&D
More than one-forth of the individuals doing research and development in the United States are foreign-born scientists and engineers.

NSF IN THE NEWS

Poor Children Fare Worse in America
American children face more severe poverty than children of other industrialized nations.

A New Fuel From the Ocean Floor
Crystallized gas, stored in the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast, may be a future source of energy.


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