Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 10, 1997
Digging For Earthquake Clues In The Hayward Fault
Dr. David Schwartz of the USGS and Dr. William Lettis, of Lettis and Associates, are heading up a team of scientists from the USGS, the University of California at Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company to study the soil layers in two 10- foot-deep trenches cut into the face of the northern segment of the Hayward fault.

DNA Shows Neandertals Were Not Our Ancestors
A team of U.S. and German researchers has extracted mitochondrial DNA from Neandertal bone showing that the Neandertal DNA sequence falls outside the normal variation of modern humans.

NIH Scientists Identify Gene For Fatal Childhood Disorder, Niemann-Pick Type C
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a gene alteration associated with the fatal childhood cholesterol disorder Niemann-Pick type C (NPC).

Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis
When Purdue University geneticist Rick Vierling first looked for ways to add value to soybeans, he didn't expect that he could help doctors diagnose AIDS in China.

Nest Screens Best Protection Against Turtle Predators At Florida's Canaveral Seashore
A new study by wildlife researchers at the University of Georgia could mean better protection for endangered sea turtles along the Atlantic coast.
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