Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 25, 1997
Milestone Reached In Human Genome Research
Scientists have analyzed the longest continuous segment of human DNA ever sequenced, and, in doing so, have uncovered some powerful an surprising information about the human immune system that may one da help doctors prevent diseases such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Internet Moves Toward Privatization
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an action that moves the Internet toward privatization.

Clues To Impaired Male Infertility In Knockout Mouse At Jackson Lab
A unique mouse model developed by Jackson Laboratory and Canadian researchers exhibits significantly reduced male fertility, suggesting a critical role in reproduction and early embryonic development for the knocked-out gene known as PC4 (proprotein convertase 4).

Three Steps Keep Drug Offenders Cleaner And Out Of Prison
In a study of 448 drug-involved inmates releases from Delaware's Gander Hill prison, a model three-step treatment program helped 77 pecent avoid arrest for at least 18 months, while 47 percent remained drug free, University of Delaware researchers report in today's Journal of Drug Issuses.

Almost 1 Million College Students Carry Weapons
Researchers from Cornell and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale found that seven percent of college students had carried a weapon on campus, translating to 980,000 students nationwide.

OHSU Scientists Shed Light On Learning And Memory
Scientists at Oregon Health Sciences University have discovered new details about a molecule implicated in learning and memory.

Individuals With A Common Gene Variant Appear More Likely To Have Blockages In Artery "Stents"
Doctors may have a way to identify people with heart disease whose coronary arteries will become obstructed again after they have been propped open with tiny metal tubes called stents.

Enhancin Protein Attacks Insect Immune System
Scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc., located at Cornell University, have discovered and cloned a protein that, when delivered into an insect's gut by way of a
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