Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 21, 1996
Cancer Genetics Joint Venture Formed By Memorial Sloan-Kettering And Sequana
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Sequana Therapeutics, Inc. announced the signing of a letter of intent to create a joint venture in the area of cancer genetics to research and identify genes and related genetic sequence information that will be of value in the prognosis, diagnosis and possible treatment of many common cancers

Kitchen Microwave Inspires Prototype Space Propulsion System
Using parts from a 1000W kitchen microwave oven, a Penn State engineer has built a prototype propulsion system that he thinks shows promise as a cheaper, safer thruster for positioning and maneuvering satellites in space.

Unique Project Will Assess Population Impact
In national parks and other ecologically treasured sites around the world, plant and animal life is under severe threat from the activities of rising numbers of people.

Cooking And Salad Oils Could Lubricate Cars, Boats, Machines
They're not just for french fries anymore. Tests at Penn State have shown that man vegetable-derived cooking and salad oils, such as corn, sunflower and canola, can be made to perform as well or better than the commercial standard for car, boat and mac

Research At Midwestern Universities Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Federal R&D Budget Cuts
The Midwest's economy may be damaged by projected cuts in federal R&D funding, according to a new report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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