Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 14, 1997
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Proves Effective In Children
A new type of influenza vaccine given in a nasal spray is very effective at preventing the flu in healthy young children, according to results from a large multicenter study supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the biopharmaceutical company Aviron.

How Dry Is The Tropical Free Troposphere? Implications For Global Warming Theory
In the June 1997 BAMS, scientists report the low humidity of the tropical free troposphere is playing a previously-overlooked central role in atmospheric dynamics, possibly accounting for

Weather In Upper Atmosphere Can Impact Telecommunications
Local weather is of concern to builders and building designers, but few satellite designers or telecommunication engineers fully consider ionospheric weather when planning their systems, says Penn State researchers.

Diagnostic Test Could Cut Down On Number Of Unnecessary Angioplasty Procedures, Study Shows
A readily available, but underused, diagnostic test could help prevent unnecessary angioplasties, a procedure used to clean out blocked blood vessels to the heart, report researchers in today's Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers Link Smoking During Pregnancy To Conduct Disorder In Boys
Women who smoke more than half-a-pack of cigarettes a day during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a son with conduct disorder than mothers who did not smoke, report researchers from thenly slight rearrangement of an intact ecosystem's food web can directly influence the atmosphere ent. y

High Homocysteine Concentrations In Blood Warn Of Increased Heart Attack Risk In Young Women
A twofold increased risk of heart attack was found among women who have higher than normal blood levels of the protein homocysteine and lower than normal blood levels of the vitamin folate, according to a study in today's American Heart Association journal Circulation.
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