Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 11, 1997
EPA Superfund Site Study Evaluates Mercury Exposure At Turtle River, Brunswick, GA
Former workers of Allied/LCP Chemical Plant in Brunswick, Georgia, will participate in a study of mercury exposure following the closing of the plant in 1994.

Lower Metabolic Rates May Make It Harder For Black Women To Lose Weight
At rest, overweight African American women burn fewer calories than overweight Caucasian women, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Emory Research Provides New Insight Into Characteristics Of Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A new Emory University study overturns the notion that children with fetal alcohol syndrome have the same learning problems as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).

New Study Is First To Look Beyond General Attitudes About End-Of-Life Options And Ask Older People What They Would Do
A study of nearly 400 older adults (age 60 to 100) finds that about a third of them would prefer for someone else -- a family member, close friend or physician -- to make their end-of-life decisions

Athletes Can Learn To Cope With Bad Breaks
It is an athlete's worst nightmare -- the muffed fly ball, the intercepted football pass, or an unfair call by an official.

Imbalances In Diet Can Reduce Testosterone, Muscle Strength
Imbalances in the diet can reduce levels of testosterone, a hormone necessary to increase the size and strength of muscles

Athletes Need Both Fat, Carbohydrates
One of an athlete's favorite beliefs -- fat is bad food, carbohydrates is good -- needs to be reexamined in the light of facts, according to the Penn State Sports Medicine Newsletter.

Duke Researcher Finds That Toxic Marine Organism Causes Learning Impairment In Rats
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have shown that a toxic one-celled organism found in North Carolina coastal waters causes a serious learning impairment in rats

Invention News: From Swamp Scum To Sea Slime, UD's Tiny Environmental Probe Measures It All
NEW ORLEANS, LA.--With a tip just 25 microns in diameter, a new microelectrode sheds light on the complex natural chemistry of
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