Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 22, 1997
Harvard Medical School Researchers Combine Minimally Invasive Fetal Surgery With Tissue Engineering To Fix Birth Defects In Newborns
Harvard Medical School researchers have achieved the first successful repair, in animals, of congenital anomalies by combining video-guided fetal surgery and tissue engineering.

Study Finds Psychological Trauma In Kids Exposed To Violence
Children are exposed to alarmingly high levels of violence, and those with the greatest exposures are at high risk for suffering severe psychological trauma, according to a Case Western Reserve University study of children age 8-14.

Thinking As A Survivor Has Healthy Outcomes For Cancer Patients
Adults experiencing cancer adopt many labels -- survivor, victim, patient, and ex-patient.

Quick Rise In Temperatures Suggests A Blockbuster El Nino For The Late Nineties; NCAR El Nino Colloquium This Month
El Nino is a warming of surface waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean with far- reaching climatic consequences.

Big Cat Expert Applauds Listing Of Jaguar As Endangered In U.S.
Big Cat expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz of the Wildlife Conservation Society, applauds last week's decision to list the jaguar as an endangered species on U.S. soil.

NSF Award Funds Study Of Shape Of Universe
A National Science Foundation award will help a Case Western Reserve University physicist study the shape of the universe by mapping temperature fluctuations throughout space, as well as develop new techniques to detect dark matter, which is believed to comprise much of the mass in the universe.

CWRU Study Links Heavy TV Viewing To Psychological Trauma
In a study of 2,244 Northeast Ohio children ages 8-14, watching television more than six hours a day was found to be associated with significantly elevated levels of psychological trauma, according to a Case Western Reserve University researcher.

Duke Study Shows One Child Enough To Put Working Mothers At Higher Stress, Health Risk
Stress hormone levels in working mothers rise each morning and stay high until bedtime, putting them at higher risk than other working women for health problems such as heart attack, according to a study by Duke University Medical Center researchers.
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