Scientists take steps to grow human organs
Published: Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 12:23 a.m.
Other scientists conducting similar cross-species experiments said the Nebraska results are limited because the livestock are genetically similar. More research into the biochemistry of tissue rejection is needed before human trials could take place, they cautioned.
Military IDs four killed in Afghan copter crash
The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - known as the Night Stalkers - was one of the first units deployed to fight in Operation Enduring Freedom, America's war on terrorism.
The four soldiers were identified as Chief Warrant Officer Mark S. O'Steen, 43, of Alabama; Chief Warrant Officer Thomas J. Gibbons, 31, of Maryland; Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Kisling Jr., 31, of Missouri; and Sgt. Gregory M. Frampton, 37, of California.
Freezing temperatures, snow shut down Britain
Almost 200 flights into and out of Heathrow Airport were canceled; Stansted Airport was closed for most of the day; highways around the country were gridlocked and many train services were abandoned.
Broadcast reports in the most severely affected areas advised people to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary after thousands of commuters spent a freezing night stranded in their cars.
Number of illegal migrants in U.S. surges
In the latest count, based on the 2000 Census and INS statistics, the Immigration and Naturalization Service reported that roughly 7 million immigrants, mostly Mexicans, were living illegally in the United States as of January 2000.
Astronauts complete work, plan for return
Because of the Israeli on board, security will be tighter than usual for the Saturday morning landing.
"We've taken all reasonable measures, and all of our landings so far since 9-11 have gone perfectly," said Lt. Col. Michael Rein, an Air Force spokesman.
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