Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 17, 1997
New Technique Creates "Impossible" Reactions And New Electronic Materials In One Step
At temperatures hotter than the sun's surface, University at Buffalo chemists are generating new coatings and then dramatically cooling them to, or even below, room temperature before depositing them on electronic devices.

New Series Of Massive Gold Clusters Has "Extraordinary" Quantum Properties For Nanoelectronics
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has isolated a new series of highly stable and massive gold-cluster molecules that possess a set of

Traditional Bedside Rounds May Improve Patient Satisfaction
Although many U.S. teaching hospitals are bucking tradition by moving morning

Engineer Explores Pollution-Fighting Ceramic Materials
A University of Wisconsin-Madison research effort led by engineer Marc Anderson has produced a multitude of environmental products using microporous ceramic materials.

Law Targeting Youth Tobacco Sales Ineffective, Not Enforced, Police Say
Most North Carolina police officers surveyed think the state law restricting tobacco sales to adults only should be changed because it doesn√Ęt work, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.

New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines
Geoffrey Letchworth, a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist, has developed an experimental vaccine that may have implications for controlling human viral diseases.

Listen To Your Mother: An Apple A Day--Not A Cheeseburger--Keeps The Doctor Away
American mothers' often-ignored advice to eat fruits and vegetables, not cheeseburgers and doughnuts, now appears to substantially and quickly lower blood pressure, according to results of a study performed at Johns Hopkins and several other centers

Intensive Care, Intensive Caution: Emory And CDC Researchers Report On Microbial Resistance To Antibiotics In Hospital ICU's
The rate at which pathogens resist antimicrobial treatment

Short, Vigorous Workouts May Reduce Depression, Increase Vigor
Preliminary results from a major study on depression suggest that short but strenous workouts -- as little as 8 minutes at a time -- can temporarily but dramatically reduce symptoms of depression, a Duke researcher has found.

All Space Is Not Equal: Physicists Find Axis That Gives The Universe Orientation
Physicists at the University of Rochester and the University of Kansas have found evidence that flies in the face of the long- held belief that space is the same in all directions (isotropic).

NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has identified a gene that can cause multiple benign tumors of the parathyroid and pituitary glands, as well as islet cell tumors leading to pancreatic cancer.
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