Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 03, 1997
When Marriages Fail, The Home Is Often A Major Source Of Conflict
Home may be where the heart is, but when homes and hearts break apart, the family home is less a haven and more a source of stress and conflict, a University of Illinois professor reports

Immune Globulin Injections May Allow Young Adults With Damaged Hearts To Recover Without Heart Transplants
Injections of immune globulin may enable adults with hearts severely damaged by acute cardiomyopathy to recover without heart transplants, according to results of a new study published in today's American Heart Association journal Circulation

Fruits And Vegetables Contain Plant Chemicals That Lower Cholesterol, Says American Heart Association
Some plants appear to contain cholesterol-lowering substances that may give Americans another reason to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables

Inhibition Deficit, Not Quick Reactions, What Sets Impulsive People Apart
Impulsive people, such as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), are quick to act.

Self-Assembled Inorganic Film Fights Corrosion, Holds Catalysts
For more than a decade, scientists have known about the ability of monolayers of organic molecules to self-assemble, but the self-assembly of inorganic molecules had remained an elusive goal.

Softer Margarines Not As Hard On Cholesterol, Says American Heart Association In New Statement On Trans Fats
To reduce the amount of trans fatty acids in the diet, softer margarines should be substituted for harder spreads, according to new statement released by the American Heart Association in today's issue of its journal Circulation

New Thin-Film Transistor Can Enhance Laptop Computer Displays
A new type of thin-film transistor developed at the University of Illinois could improve the resolution of flat- panel, liquid-crystal displays used in laptop computers.

Early Tests Indicate Motor Skills Unharmed In Consumers Of Tainted Fish
Preliminary but cautiously given good news for aging Great Lakes fish-eaters: First-round tests of fine motor skills showed barely a hint that years of consuming PCB- and DDE- contaminated fish have had any negative effects.

Stuttering Appears To Have Strong Link To Family Genes, Researchers Say
Genetics appears to be a principal factor in the development and persistence of stuttering, say researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago.

Child's Beliefs About Mother, Peers Linked To Susceptibility To Depression
A child's beliefs about others, including mom, may provide clues about a pre-teen-ager's susceptibility to depression, researchers say.

New Laser Treatment May Stop Vision Loss In Macular Degeneration
A new laser technique first developed to treat throat cancer also may stop vision loss caused by a blinding eye disease, according to preliminary studies led by a Johns Hopkins researcher
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