Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 29, 1996
3-D Model Of The Earth's Interior Predicts Size, Shape Of Tectonic Plates
With a simple but controversial assumption and lots of supercomputer time, two UC Berkeley geophysicists have solved a long-standing problem in geology -- why the jigsaw puzzle of crustal plates on the Earth's surface looks the way it does

Researchers At Eli Lilly And Company Provide A New Understanding Of How Estrogen May Impact Women
Eli Lilly and Company researchers studying the mechanism of action of the investigational compound raloxifene have discovered a new pathway through which estrogen affects various organs, according to an article being published in Science.

NHLBI Scientists Find Link Between Common Virus and Restenosis
NHLBI scientists have found a strong link between prior infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) and restenosis -- the renarrowing of coronary arteries that occurs in 20 to 50 percent of patients who have undergone coronary angioplasty, according to a studyin the August 29 New England Journal of Medicine

UW Researchers Identify Lifelong Disabilities, Risk Factors In Largest Comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Study Ever Conducted
The largest study to date on the long-term consequences of fetal alcohol syndrome, conducted at the University of Washington, highlights the disturbing life path that many FAS adults follow -- mental health problems, trouble with the law, difficulties in
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