Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 22, 1997
New Findings Blame Jump In Hurricane Toll On Coastal Growth, Not Climate Change
A new study indicates that recent U.S. hurricane damages do not reflect any unusual increase in hurricane strength or frequency, but rather a continued flocking of Americans to vulnerable coastal locations.

Who Gives Better Care To Heart-Attack Patients, The U.S. Or Canada?-Study Raises Questions About The Benefit Of Certain Cardiac Procedures
Though U.S. physicians performed many more cardiac procedures to treat elderly heart-attack patients than did Canadian physicians, the patients in the U.S. were just as likely to die within one year as those in Canada, according to a study by Harvard researchers and their colleagues that appears in the May 22 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine

Colorado State University Researcher's Detective Work Uncovers Clues To Save West's Endangered Fish
Darrel Snyder's keen ability to identify fish smaller than the tip of a pencil is aiding efforts to restore the populations of endangered fish in Colorado and the West.

Limited Course Of Thalidomide Effective In Treating AIDS-Related Mouth Ulcers
Thalidomide effectively heals severe mouth and throat ulcers in people with HIV infection, according to a study supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Biochemists Advance Knowledge Of Transport Through Membranes
How do nutrients and vitamins enter living cells? National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded biochemists at the University of Oklahoma at Norman have made a dramatic advance that largely answers this question

Intensive Stuttering Program Aims At Coping Not Cure
Stuttering is a speech impediment that probably can not be cured but, suffers can learn to stutter better and consequently communicate more effectively

Study Shows Thalidomide Heals Mouth Lesions In HIV Patients
Thalidomide, the notorious drug that caused severe malformations in thousands of newborn infants more than a generation ago, safely and effectively heals mouth ulcers among people infected with the virus that causes AIDS, a new study concludes

Working Memory May Operate Outside Of Conscious Awareness, According To Pitt And Carnegie Mellon Researchers
Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon University identifies regions of the brain that allow learning to take place without the person being consciously aware of it.
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