Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 09, 1997
Survival Better For Kidney Recipients Taken Off Steroids
Weaning kidney transplant recipients off steroids is associated with excellent patient and graft survival, according to a University of Pittsburgh study being presented at the American Society of Transplant Physicians meeting May 11.

Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
NASA, School Kids Team To Stud NASA, School Kids Team To Stud This month, dozens of school kids in Atlanta will team with NASA scientists from Huntsville, AL to study the extent of weather changes due to urbanization.

National Survey Finds Local News Avoids Issues Of Education, Race Relations
A national survey of local TV news programs conducted by university researchers found that education and race relations are virtually absent from the news.

Is Country Air Unhealthy? Study Shows Answer Will Be "Yes" Under New Ozone Standard
A day in the country may not be as healthy as you think, according to a new air pollution standard proposed by the U.S.

New Strategy Improves Pancreas/Kidney Recipients' Survival
Abandoning a standard drug treatment strategy used at most other transplant programs, surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh were able to achieve higher-than-average patient and graft survival rates in patients who underwent combined pancreas and kidney transplants.

Children Can Be Weaned Of Anti-Rejection Drugs
Children with liver transplants can safely discontinue taking their immunosuppressant medication when clinically warranted, according to a study at the University of Pittsburgh. 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