Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 06, 1997
Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit
Researchers from the University at Buffalo and Children's Hospital of Buffalo have shown children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have as much functional disability as children with mild mental retardation.

Duke neurologist calls for mandatory reporting of complication rates for carotid endarterectomy
Noting that surveys show physicians are generally poorly informed about the complication rates for a surgical procedure that clears blockages in neck arteries, a Duke neurologist has called for mandatory audits of these rates as a part of a hospital's official accreditation process

Neuroscience Teaching Will Use Multi-Media
A scientist and an educational television producer are redesigning the way introductory science of the brain will be taught.

New Nasal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise In Latest Tests
A new flu vaccine given to children via nose drops or a nasal spray was safe and produced good antibody response, according to a multi-center study led by the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Supelco Licenses ORNL Solid Sorbent Air Sampling Material
Detecting airborne pollutants such as carcinogens and industrial effluents can be complex and costly.

Combining Antibiotics May Boost Their Bacteria-Killing Ability
Infectious disease specialists at Northwestern University Medical School are investigating whether combining certain antibiotics, each with different mechanisms of action, might boost the bacteria-killing power of antibiotics that are less effective whenused individually

As The Red River Floodwaters Recede, USGS Continues Measuring Flood Effects With Cooperation Of State Agencies
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with several bi- state agencies, is making additional streamflow and water- quality measurements to assess the overall impact of the flood.

Tick-Borne Disease Found In Deer And Bears
Many Wisconsin deer and some California and Oregon bears carry a tick-borne disease that can be serious or fatal in humans, according to a Johns Hopkins study
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