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February 2004

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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? Mussels pump iron for strength??Why is it kids have such a hard time pulling mussels from the rocky shorelines of holiday resorts the world over?
? Fly away??Peregrine falcons could soon be back on the endangered list not five years after being removed, according to Swedish researchers who have found that the bird's eggs contain high levels of the most widely used flame retardant, deca-BDE.
? Sweet solution to Huntington disease???Japanese researchers have discovered that a simple sugar prevents neurodegeneration in a mouse model of the genetic disorder Huntington disease (HD).
? The metallic mounds of Venus??If you think winters on earth can be challenging, spare a thought for the highlands of Venus where heavy metal frost coats the ground and toxic lead compounds fall as snow!
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