Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 10, 1997
First Smoke-Free Day Crucial To Success Quitting Smoking, Duke Researchers Find
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the Durham V.A.

FAA Sends NCAR And NOAA Researchers To Study Aircraft-Threatening Turbulence In Colorado Springs
Weather researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are flying a research aircraft through high winds and deploying a wide array of specialized instruments to study turbulence near the Colorado Springs, Colorado, airport in February and March

World's Most Innovative GPS Network To Monitor Southern California's Earthquake Faults
Southern California may soon be the best-surveyed area on the planet, thanks to powerful tools used by scientists seeking to understand the region's earthquake potential

Carnegie Mellon Study Links Chronic Stress To The Common Cold From Family, Work
Chronic stress, particularly stress brought on by enduring family strain or workplace pressures, makes us more susceptible to the common cold, according to a new study by Carnegie Mellon University psychologist Sheldon Cohen.

Carnegie Mellon Starts Comprehensive Education Program Relating To Repetitive Stress Injuries From Computer Use
With debilitating injuries from computer use becoming the fastest growing category of work-related injuries in the U.S., Carnegie Mellon University is launching the first accurate, comprehensive effort to educate its community and the public about the causes and possible prevention of repetitive stress injuries (RSI).

CU Researcher Probing Links To Alzheimer's Using Tiny Wormm
A novel set of genetic experiments at the University of Colorado at Boulder on a worm species smaller than a human eyelash may help researchers better understand Alzheimer's and perhaps even lead to new treatments for the disease

Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
A Cornell clinical psychologist and graduate student find that sexually abused girls have less secure intimate relationships and compromised interpersonal functioning in adulthood.

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Research Shows Osteoporosis Drug May Prevent Costly Repeat Hip Surgeries
Animal research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center shows the bone-building osteoporosis drug, alendronate sodium, prevents the inflammatory process that causes loosening of artificial hip implants, which occurs in about 10 percent of total hip replacements.
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