Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 11, 1996
Researchers Use Hydrated Lime To Reduce Toxic Selenium Emissions
Researchers are using hydrated lime to reduce the amount of selenium emitted by fossil-fuel combusters and incinerators.

Researchers Explore Nature's Energy Conversion Process
Chemists are working on the development of synthesized metalloproteins that mimic nature's energy conversion processes.

Overweight Patients At Greater Risk Of Infection After Surgery
Overweight surgery patients are six to nine times more likely to develop post-operative infections than other patients.

Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
North American wild honeybees have been virtually wiped out by an unusually harsh winter, a soggy spring and two blood- sucking mites.

Chemotherapy Improves Treatment Of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Combining two widely known anti-cancer drugs with radiation therapy dramatically improves the survival of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Researchers Documnet And Nurture Development Of A Language: Rare Opportunity Presented To Witness Human Capacity For Communication
When linguist Judy Shepard-Kegl was asked to assist with educational programs for deaf children in Nicaragua, she had no idea she would end up documenting the birth of a language.

Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
In an editorial in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, Emory University emergency physicians comment on lessons learned from the Chicago heat wave of 1995.

Dietary Deficiency Increases Susceptibility To Epileptic Seizures
Diets deficient in amino acids -- chemicals that make up proteins -- can significantly increase susceptibility to epileptic seizures in rats, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Davis.
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