Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 15, 1996
Study Suggests Excess Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide May Disappear Underground For Millennia
Preliminary results at a Duke University research forest site exposed to the high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide expected worldwide in the next century suggest plants might shunt much of that extra CO2 into groundwater to remain stored away for thousands of years

New Studies Of Human Brains Show Stress May Shrink Neurons
The first direct evidence that stress can shrink a crucial part of the human brain is being compiled by scientists using new, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, according to a Stanford expert on stress and the brain in a review article in the Aug.

HIV Transmission Through Oral Sex May Be Common; Doctors Often Miss Early HIV Diagnosis
A University of Washington study shows that unprotected oral sex is the most common sexual contact among gay men who become HIV infected.

The Next Generation Internet: Another Step in the Successful Transition to the Commercial Internet
The National Science Foundation announced today that two projects important in the transition to the commercial Internet have completed their basic missions ahead of schedule.

Mutation In Mice That Keeps Them Thin May Point The Way To A New Type Of Drug Treatment For Obesity
Scientists have produced a genetic mutation that keeps laboratory mice thin even on a very high-fat diet.
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