Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 28, 1997
Study Finds Growing Trend In Postmortem Sperm Procurement
Since 1994, the postmortem procurement of sperm without consent is being requested and performed throughout the United States in increasing numbers, according to a study conducted by the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Prolonged Treatment With Methylprednisolone Improves Recovery In Spinal Cord Injured Patients
Since 1990, thousands of spinal cord injured patients have received the first effective treatment for acute injury.

UB And IBM Researchers Report First Experimental Proof Of Maverick Theory Of High-Temperature Superconductivity
Using a thallium thin film fabricated at the University at Buffalo, researchers at UB, IBM and Université Paris-sud have the first irrefutable proof that d-wave theory is entirely responsible for high-temperature superconductivity.

Potassium Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Hopkins scientists have crunched data from 33 previous studies to authoritatively answer an enduring public health question: can potassium lower blood pressure?

UB Researchers Develop First Computer Tool that Morphs Designs of Automotive and Aircraft Parts
Engineers designing complex systems like cars and airplanes may now morph their design representations, thanks to graph morphing -- a powerful, new computer visualization method developed at the University at Buffalo.

Uneven Slip On Hayward Fault Provides Mystery In California
Scientists don't know what is going on beneath Fremont, Calif., and finding the answer could be helpful to tens of thousands of people.

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Will Send A Robot Into Chile's Atacama Desert; Robot Can Be Teleoperated By Visitors To Science Centers In The U.S.
Carnegie Mellon researchers are shipping an autonomous robot they've developed to the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Powerful X-Ray Camera Ready to View Universe in a Different Light
A camera with X-ray vision ten times better than ever before for viewing high-energy objects in our galaxy and beyond to the farthest reaches of the universeis is completing its final tests in preparation for its launch into space on the Space Shuttle.

Mystery Event In Australian Outback: Nuclear Blast, Earthquake Or Meteorite?
At the request of a U.S. Senate subcommittee on investigations, a group of scientists has been analizing a mysterious seismic event that took place in a remote part of southwest Australia on May 28, 1993.

Civil Engineers Find New Recipe For Concrete: High Performance Mix To Be Used In National Showcase Bridge
A high-performance concrete mix developed by University of Cincinnati civil engineers will be used in a national showcase bridge to be built in east central Ohio later this year.

Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions
Prevention of drug interactions, say researchers at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, lies in learning how the human body processes each drug.
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