Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 09, 1996
Study Links Stress To Mothers' Oral Health
A recent pilot study supports the old wive's tale that women lose a tooth for every pregnancy.

Researcher Discovers How To Kill Cockroaches Using The Insects' Own Metabolism
Heather Wren or Virginia Tech has discovered a nutritional metabolism disrupter that stops reproduction of cockroaches.

New Use For Fly Ash
A licensing agreement recently executed between Michigan Technological University and Mineral Resource Technologies (MRT) of Atlanta, GA could make fly ash the latest natural resource of the industrial age, as well as garner the University millions of dollars in royalties over the next several years.

Fundamental (But Forgotten) Law Of Mortality Resuscitated
Sexually reproducing species tend to die on indentical schedules but on different time scales, a pattern of mortality first described in 1825.

Biologists Discover Genetic Means To Grow Wing Tissue
Biologists have discovered a gene responsible for growing wings -- and the means to direct it to grow wing tissue from eye sockets, legs and other appendages.
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