Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 13, 1997
Making Photonic Devices 1000 Times Smaller
Researchers at Northwestern University have constructed a tiny photonic resonator that is a hundred times smaller than hecros etion of a human hair--so small that it can only be seen with an electron microscope.

Office Of Technology Policy And The Japan Documentation Center To Host International Conference On Japanese Information
This conference will tackle key current policy developments in Japan which are playing into the U.S.'s ability to access, at all levels, Japanese information.

Protein Complex Discovered At UNL May Be Effective Anti-Viral Agent
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor of Biotechnology Naba Gupta, in his studies of p67, a protein complex essential to the initiation of protein synthesis in animal cells, reports that research in his laboratory indicates that p67 may be an effective anti-viral agent, providing a new means for controlling viral infections.

ORNL Work For Army Could Save Lives At Home
Technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to save lives on the battlefield and in hospitals closer to home could one day be used in baby cribs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Study: Poverty Is A Risk Factor For Emotional Disturbances In White Children, Not In American Indians
A study conducted in the mountains of North Carolina has found that poor white children are three to four times more likely to suffer from serious emotional disturbance than poor American Indian children, suggesting that poverty is only one among may causes of such disorders.

Study: Black Women Less Often Advised To Undergo Mammography Than Whites
White women develop breast cancer more often than black women do, research has shown, but black women are less likely to survive, in part because the illness is further advanced when detected.
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