Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 18, 1996
Older Men Faster Than Older Women At Sudden Stops, Say U-M Researchers
University of Michigan researchers reported at the Gerontological Society of America meeting today that healthy and active older women need more time to stop when suddenly confronted with an obstacle while walking than do healthy, active men in the same age range.

Transgenic Mouse Offers New Clues To Alzheimer's Disease
Mice engineered with a human gene linked to an inherited form of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) produce more of the main ingredient of a substance called amyloid found in the brains of AD patients, according to Johns Hopkins researchers

Electric Technologies Keep Food Fresh Longer
A new technology that uses electric energy to keep food fresh longer is the focus of studies by the Electric Power Research Institute.

San Francisco And Southern California Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Out For Review
The latest tool to help protect life and property during an earthquake is in the works, thanks to the California Department of Conservation.

Physicists at Boston University Build First Successful High Temperature Superconductor Lead--Superconductor Successfully Carries Over 13,000 amps
A team of scientists at Boston University set a superconductivity record in tests of a new electrical power lead based on high temperature superconducting elements The lead is composed of an assembly of 72 ceramic superconducting composites and is designed to conduct large amounts of electrical power to superconducting magnets

Don't Sell Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infections Over-The-Counter, Say U-M Researchers.
Health consumers plagued by urinary tract infections (UTI) might be pleased by the convenience of over-the-counter availability for UTI antibiotics.

KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
Through the application of mathematics, digital signal processing and computer technology, researchers at the University of Kansas and the KU Medical Center believe they have unlocked the secret of predicting when a patient with epilepsy is about to have a seizure 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