Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 17, 1997
Research Accelerates Toward Faster Personal Computers
The technology that makes the fastest computers so fast-- parallel processing--is starting to wend its way from the research community into personal computers, and a Purdue University engineer is helping speed that delivery with a new program, that automatically translates conventional computer programs so they can run faster.

Fact Memory Spared Despite Hippocampal Damage
Even if the brain's hippocampus is damaged by early oxygen deprivation, memory for facts is spared, researchers report in the July 18th issue of Science.

New Approach For Producing Novel Antibiotics Demonstrated
Stanford scientists report in the July 18 issue of Science the development of a new approach for making novel antibiotics that may aid in the fight against the growing drug resistance of many strains of bacteria

MGH Researchers Connect Alzheimer's Mutations To Cell-Death Process
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered that two genes associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease are involved in programmed cell death.

National Jewish Medical And Research Center Receives $9 Million Grant To From NIH To Study Fibrotic Lung Disease
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health have awarded National Jewish Medical and Research Center a $9 million Specialized Center of Research grant to study the pathogenesis and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis.

Mini Drug Pump Could Simplify Diabetics' Lives
Biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University have built a prototype drug pump the size of a contact lens.
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