Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 23, 1996
Routine Screenings For Mild Thyroid Disorder Recommended
Like routine screenings for high blood pressure and breast cancer, screening for an underactive thyroid gland is cost- effective and should be part of periodic examinations for people over age 35, especially women, a Johns Hopkins-led study suggests.

Plants And Animals Show Promise As Bioremediators And Biomonitors
One of the world's most powerful X-ray machines is revealing information about the types and amounts of contaminants in plants that could be used to bioremediate a site and in turtle shell fragments that could be used as indicators of the effective- ness of remediation projects.
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