Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 25, 1997
Wake Forest Professor's Math Gives Telescopes, New Laser Weapons "Hubble-Like" Vision
The Hubble Space Telescope isn't the only stargazer getting better eyes to view the universe.

Study Suggests Three Mile Island Radiation May Have Injured People Living Near Reactor
Exposure to high doses of radiation shortly after the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island may have increased cancer among Pennsylvanians downwind of the plant, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say

Pacman In The Brain: Protein Chews Up Vital Memory Chemical
What does the human brain have in common with a popular video game and a carnivorous flower?

NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has stopped an AIDS drug clinical trial early because researchers have found a three-drug 'cocktail' including the protease inhibitor indinavir significantly reduced AIDS symptoms and prolonged patient survival compared to a combination of two drugs

On The Surface Of Things
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute have conducted a series of studies to determine which types of polymers are more likely than others to rise to the surface when mixed together.

The Watery Birth Of Stars
The birth of stars is a paradoxical process. Collapsing clouds of interstellar gas generate heat--but that same heat should force the gas to expand, preventing the fusion process which generates light.

Study Confirms That Combination Treatment Using A Protease Inhibitor Can Delay HIV Disease Progression And Death
Research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has demonstrated that in patients with advanced HIV disease the combination of a protease inhibitor plus two nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors(RTIs) is significantly more effective in reducing the occurrence of AIDS- defining illnesses or death than two RTIs alone 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