Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 08, 1997
New Help For Deicing Decisions: Delta, USAir, United Airlines Test FAA/NCAR Info System At LaGuardia And O'Hare
Beginning early January, a new FAA/NCAR system being demonstrated at LaGuardia and O'Hare airports will provide snowfall

Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
The benefits of Redux (d-fenfluramine) don't outweigh the risks, according to Cornell University nutritionist David Levitsky,who has examined the 40 studies on long-term use of the diet pill.

Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates
Men and women taking selenium supplements for 10 years had 41 percent less total cancer than those taking a placebo, a new study by Cornell University and the University of Arizona shows.

Meals On Wheels Clients At Risk For Iron Deficiency
Rural, homebound, elderly people, particularly women, who participate in Meals on Wheels Programs, are at risk for iron deficiency, a Penn State study has shown

New Nonviral Gene Therapy System Could Help Fight Cancer
Researchers at Ohio University have invented a nonviral gene therapy system that could aid scientists in the search for a better treatment for cancer.

ORNL Helps Develop Electronic Notebooks
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a recordkeeping tool for the future -- the electronic notebook, which offers scientists all the features of the traditional paper notebook, along with the capability toaccept multimedia input and computer-generated images

Tests Of Mental Skills May Predict Dementia
A new study suggests that a series of fairly simple cognitive tests can predict which older adults will develop Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.
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