Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 15, 1997
Theory Supporting Radical Heart Surgery Proposed By Penn Surgeon
A mathematical model that explains the scientific basis of the Batista procedure -- a radical heart reduction surgery -- has been developed at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Microlithography Yields Polymers That Emit Patterns Of Light
Researchers have created the first light-emitting diode (LED) made of polymers that can be treated with everyday chemical techniques to emit distinct patterns of light.

Combining Two Types Of Transistors Results In Improved Circuits
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a method of combining two types of transistors in high- performance devices with a variety of applications, including wireless products and optical communications.

Temple Psychologist To Study Adolescent Development And Juenile Jutice With $1.25 Million Macarthur Foundation Grant
Psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, a nationally recognized authority on adolescent development, will assemble a multi- disciplinary research team to examine how adolescent development impacts on juvenile offenders processed through the justice system.

New Process Improves Adhesion Of Films Used In Integrated Circuits
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to make metal and polymer films stick together better.

Polymer Lottery Replaced By Precision Manufacture Of New Polymers To Order
Chemists at the University of Warwick have collaborated to do something that nature does as a matter of routine but that man can only accomplish with great effort - make polymers to order.

Foods That Arm You Against Heart Attacks
CSIRO Australia has developed a technique that tests how well different food extracts work at keeping heart cells beating in time

Process Improved For Gauging Temperature Of Food Before Packaging
A magnetic particle about 2 millimeters in diameter could improve food processing and lead to more nutritional products, University of Illinois researchers say.

Scientists Set World Record For Calculating Radar Profile Of Aircraft
Scientists at the Center for Computational Electromagnetics at the University of Illinois have set a world record by calculating the radar cross-section of an aircraft - a measure of how visible the aircraft is to radar - at a microwave frequency of two gigahertz.

Duke Researchers Link Brain Tumor Drug Resistance To Mismatch Repair Deficiency
The failure of chemotherapy to stop glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, may be linked to a deficiency in a naturally occurring

Two Parasitic Wasps Show Promise For Controlling Pest Flies
With the goal of improving the natural biological control of flies, scientists have scoured Illinois feedlots.
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