Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 20, 1996
Evolution On The Fast Track
A dramatic discovery, reported by a University of Wisconsin scientist in the Nov.

Animal Studies Indicate Aging Brain Responsive To Estrogen
Duke researchers have found that aging female rats treated with estrogen show more connections in a brain area associated with memory formation than did similar untreated rats.

ORNL Develops Procedure To Rate Thermal Performance Of Whole Walls
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has created a procedure to help users measure the ability of whole walls to hold in heat in the winter and keep out heat in the summer

Tighter EPA Ozone Standards Will Not Resolve Urban Smog Problems, RFF Researchers Argue
With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expected soon to propose tighter air quality standards, researchers at Resources for the Future suggest that Congress and environmental regulators should reconsider how they set and implement the Clean Air Act standards for ground-level ozone

Endocrine Disruptors in Fish Focus Of New USGS Studies
Results of two studies -- one national and one at Lake Mead, Nev.

Group B Strep Vaccine Shows Promise In Clinical Studies
A major step toward developing a vaccine to prevent infections with Group B streptococci bacteria, an important cause of infant disease and death, has been reported by researchers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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