Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 23, 1997
Ultrasound Screening For Fetal Anomalies: Is It Worth It? A New York Academy Of Sciences Conference
Just how effective is ultrasound screening in detecting anomalies -- birth defects and abnormal growth patterns -- in utero?

Hopkins Research Finds Dialysis Choice Depends On Pediatric Experience
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center report that treatment centers seeing a higher precentage of pediatric patients are more likely to use a less invasive method of dialysis for children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), while centers seeing fewer children tend to prescribe a more time-invasive and restrictive dialysis method.

Land Mine Detection Captures Attention Of ORNL, DOE Labs
Land mine detection and demining efforts of the Department of Defense are going high-tech with the assistance of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and nine other Department of Energy labororatories.

New Web Survey Shows Privacy, E-Mail Concerns -- And Trend Toward False Information
Users of the World Wide Web support government efforts aimed at protecting the privacy of confidential information, but believe the problem of unsolicited electronic mail can be resolved by voluntary efforts similar to those used by traditional marketers.

Bomb Tests Help Duke Reseacher Find Possible Repository Of 'Missing' Carbon
Scientists cannot account for all the extra carbon that fossil fuel burning and land clearing should have pumped into Earth's atmosphere.

Draft HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines Available
All people with CDC-defined AIDS should receive combination antiretroviral therapy, preferably with three drugs including a protease inhibitor, according to comprehensive new Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV- Infected Adults and Adolescents, made available today for public comment.

Atomic Movies Play At Argonne
A collaborative research team has taken its first x-ray

University Of Warwick Physics Doctoral Student Bends Time To Prove Einstein Was Right
A research student at the University of Warwick has produced a doctoral thesis which could reunite Einstein's general theory of relativity with the seemingly incompatible theory of quantum mechanics.

Novel CU-Boulder Plant Chamber Set For July 1 Reflight On Space Shuttle
A University of Colorado at Boulder-built plant-growth chamber that carried pharmaceutical and agricultural experiments aboard an abbreviated NASA space shuttle mission in April will be reflown on a 16-day mission aboard the space shuttle Columbia July 1.

Penn Study Offers Doctors New Approach For Effective Treatment Of Obesity
Investigators at The Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have found an effective new method of combining weight loss medication with diet and exercise counseling, according to a study published in the most recent issue of Obesity Research.

Link Found Between Menstrual Cycle And Knee Injuries
Researchers at the University of Michigan and the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Clinic have discovered that female athletes are more likely to suffer a common type of knee injury when their estrogen levels are highest.

USGS Asks For Public's Help With Deformed Frog Research
U.S. and Canadian residents are being asked to help in the scientific investigation of deformed frogs, toads, and salamanders.

High Cholesterol Boosts Blood Pressure In High-Stress Situations
People with normal blood pressure can experience greater increases in blood pressure during stressful situations if they have high cholesterol, University at Buffalo researchers have found in the first study showing a link between cholesterol levels and hypertension.
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