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Stories about the possible health and environmental dangers of nanotechnology, the ethical and moral implications of a "forgetting" drug, the quest for ways to halt the aging clock, and the legal dilemmas posed by new artificial reproductive technologies are the subjects of this year's winners of the Science-in-Society award, which is conferred by the National Association of Science Writers.

Michelle Trudeau, a correspondent for National Public Radio who has covered mental health, human behavior and brain science for more than two decades, has been awarded the 2004 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. The prize, for a body of work published or broadcast within the last five years, was created by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, an organization of distinguished journalists and scientists committed to improving the quality of science

The National Association of Science Writers, Society of Environmental Journalists and Association of Health Care Journalists have sent a letter to U.S. government officials protesting visa requirements for foreign journalists. The letter was sent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge and key members of Congress.