Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 03, 1997
Gwynn May Top Cobb As Baseball's All-Time Hitter
Come late July, outfielder Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres could best the late, great Ty Cobb as the top hitter in baseball history.

Hopkins Testing New Uses For Improving Sight With Laser
Johns Hopkins researchers are testing a new laser operation that could do for farsighted eyeglass wearers what surgery has long offered the nearsighted: clear vision without glassess or contact lensesort

New Plant Mutation Produces Tap Root With Large Amounts Of Oil, Proteins, And Starch
A new mutation in Arabidopsis has been discovered that makes a tap root with large amounts of oils, proteins, and starch-- a discovery that could lead to genetically engineered plants that store commercially useful amounts of these materials.

Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
A popular theory about how a major component of vaccines works within the body has been shot down by a Purdue University study.

New "Child Indicators" Report Offers Data To Track Children's Well-Being
The Federal Agency Forum on Child and Family Statistics released today, in Washington D.C., a new report that offers a composite picture of the well-being of the nation's children.
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