Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 24, 1997
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
Members of the New England Congressional delegation were advised today that the high technology industry in the region could be hurt by reductions in federal R&D programs being proposed by the White House and Congress.

New Laparoscopic Technique Makes Kidney Donation Easier
People who want to donate a kidney to a loved one can now do it with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a much faster recovery.

President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002
The forecast for federal R&D funding has improved over past budget proposals, yet all signs continue to point downward as the Administration and Congress press for a balanced budget by the year 2002.

Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs
High-tech advances in the Pacific Northwest could be hampered by proposed cuts in funding for federal R&D programs, according to a report released today by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Job Strain: N.C. Study Finds Link To Premature Delivery
Pregnant workers who have demanding jobs over which they have little control are more likely to give birth prematurely, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study

IL-2 Injections Safely Boost CD4+ T Cell Levels In HIV-Infected Patients
As reported in the April issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, investigators at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found tha self-administered injections of the immune system protein interleukin-2 (IL-2) can produce prolonged, dramatic increases in levels of CD4+ T cells in some people infected with HIV

Adapting To New Life Difficult For Romanian Orphans
A five-year study of how Romanian orphans are faring in their new adoptive homes in British Columbia, Canada reveals one-third have developmental, social and behavioral problems, while families are having difficulty coping.

Global Research Institute Devoted To Climate Prediction Announced
Columbia University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego on April 1 jointly announced a new international research institute that will provide early warnings of El Ni­o and other climate variability that influence droughts, floods and other destructive weather patterns around the world 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