Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 27, 1996
3-D Glasses for the Robot: 3-D Imaging for Robotic Systems
Two Weizmann Institute scientists have developed a 3-D imaging technique for robots and other automated systems

New Synthesis Method Produces Potential Treatment For Cocaine Addiction, Other Potent Biological Compounds
A breakthrough in basic chemistry achieved by University at Buffalo scientists is being applied to develop a variety of new chemical structures, including a compound to treat cocaine addiction being studied at the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

New Materials Store 1,000 Times More Data Than Conventional Compact Disks
New, polymer-based photonic materials into which can be packed ÒstacksÓ of data, like pages in a book, have been developed by University at Buffalo scientists.

An Open and Shut Case: Biolological 'Switch' Controls the Opening and Closing of Plants
A Weizmann Institute researcher has discovered a biochemical 'switch' that appears to control plants' opening and closing action

Drug Prevents Angioplasty Complications Years After Single Treatment
One-time use of a drug that stops clots from forming has significantly reduced life-threatening complications from angioplasty both immediately and up to three years after treatment, researchers from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Duke University Medical Center reported Monday

Personnel Management in the Brain: Brain Cells Shift Affiliations
The brain acts like a personnel manager, shifting its 'workers' according to research published this month by a Weizmann Institute scientist

Monitoring the Course of Lupus: New Test for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
A new test developed by a Weizmann Institute scientist may soon help doctors evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for lupus erythematosus is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to