Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 09, 1997
Warming Surgery Patients Reduces Fatal Heart Risks
Keeping surgery patients warm is a simple and inexpensive way to significantly reduce the risk of heart complications, the leading cause of post-operative death, a Johns Hopkins study suggests

Here Comes The Sun...
As the recent solar mass-ejection arrives at the Earth, it is expected to produce a marked increase in the brightness of the aurora or

Men Who Eat Fish Have Lower Risk For Fatal Heart Attack
Thirty-year follow-up of the Northwestern University Medical School/Western Electric heart study further documents that men who ate a moderate amount of fish had a lower risk for dying of a heart attack than men who did not eat fish

Green Light For Chemokine Receptors
Potent inhibition of HIV-1 entry into macrophages has been demonstrated for the first time.

Antioxidant Enhances Islet Cells' Ability to Produce Insulin In Experimental Models
Pre-treating insulin-producing pancreatic islet cells with the antioxidant glutathione preserves their ability to regulate sugar levels in an experimental model, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

Study In Nature By Carnegie Mellon Researchers Opens The Door To Better Understanding Of Memory
For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to confirm that the human prefrontal cortex is directly involved in the active maintenance of information in working memory.

Previously Unknown Bacteria Discovered By University Of Georgia Researchers In Features Called Carolina Bays
Scientists know Carolina Bays are naturally occurring, shallow elliptical depressions fed by rain and shallow ground water.

Scientist Proposes New Explanation For Sonoluminescense In Bubbles
A Johns Hopkins researcher has proposed a new (and, to proponents of nuclear fission, disappointing) explanation for sonoluminescence, the puzzling glow emitted by bubbles when they are hit with high-pitched sound waves.

Extreme Heat More Stressful For Elders Even At Rest
A Penn State study has found that, although both the healthy young and old may report similar discomfort, tolerate similar temperature levels and endure similar exposure times, their cardiovascular responses are very different.
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