Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 08, 1997
Leading Japanese Legislator To Outline Strategies
Japan's strong support for basic research under the pressure of recent budget constraints will be the subject of a lecture by the Honorable Koji Omi, a leading member of the House of Representatives for the National Diet of Japan.

Louisiana Coastal Wetland Loss Continues
New estimates of Louisiana coastal wetland loss for 1978-90 indicate a loss of about 35 square miles a year of freshwater and non-freshwater marshes and forested and scrub-shrub wetlands.

Europe Needs Fresh Coordinated Approach To Ocean Drilling, Argues EMaPS Position Paper
A more coordinated approach to drilling is urgently needed if Europe is to remain a major player in this important scientific and commercial field into the next century, aruges a new position paper from the European Science Foundation's Boards for Marine and Polar Science (EMaPS).

New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
A new drug to combat Parkinson's disease is surprisingly effective and may cause fewer side effects than similar drugs currently on the market, according to a JAMA study centered at the University of Rochester.
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