Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 24, 1996
Heart Attack Outcomes Are Similar With Anti-Clotting Drugs And Balloon Angioplasty, University Of Washington Study Shows
Heart attack patients admitted to community hospitals show nearly identical survival rates, whether treated with powerful anti-clotting drugs or with balloon angioplasty.

Endangered Species Act Impact
Adequate economic data currently are not available to determine the economic impacts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to environmental economist Jay Shogren at the University of Wyoming

Perkin-Elmer To Collaborate on Bioinformatics Research With SmithKline Beecham
The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (NYSE:PKN) has announced a research collaboration with SmithKline Beecham (NYS:SBH) to develop automated data management and analysis systems that will speed the drug discovery process for the pharmaceutical industry.

Weevil Shows Potential To Control Eurasian Watermilfoil
University of Minnesota Sea Grant researchers report that a tiny freshwater weevil (Euhrychiopsis lecontei) shows promise as a possible control for Eurasian watermilfoil, an exotic plant that has infested North American waters since the late 1940s

How Cells Listen to Many Voices-and Get Them Right / New Class of Signaling Pathway Gives Clues to Growth Factor's Powerful Effects
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have uncovered the final steps in the long-sought signaling cascade of a potent but mysterious family of growth factors.

The Windy Planet
OBSERVATIONS YIELD A NEW VIEW OF NEPTUNE'S WILD WEATHER A new view of Neptune's wild weather, where winds whip around the equator at speeds of nearly 900 mph, has been captured by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the space agency's Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii
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