Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 31, 1997
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
Breast-fed babies experience fewer and less serious incidences of disease and allergy than formula-fed babies.

It May Be Baby Talk, But 'Parentese' Is An Infant's Pathway
An international study shows that infants are so good at analyzing the exaggerated form of speech called

Photonics: Driving The Economy Of The Future
Industry leaders will preview new products and technologies and explore the growing importance of photonics to a wide spectrum of industries ranging from defense and telecommunications to health care and consumer products.

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
A nasal spray influenza vaccine pioneered by Hunein F. Maassab, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has proved 93 percent effective in a major study of 1,600 children across the country.

Study Links Weight Loss By Obese Women To Improved Sex Lives
Obese women may improve their sex lives by losing weight, according to a new study.

Illinois Named To DOE's Academic Strategic Alliances Program
The University of Illinois will be home of the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets, part of a $250 million, 10- year, Academic Strategic Alliances Program announced July 31.

Tests Show Gulf War Veterans Suffer From Brain Damage, Not Stress
Some Gulf War veterans suffer from a form of brain damage found in toxic poisoning victims, according to the latest study by researchers at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Output Of Sandia Accelerator Climbs Closer To Fusion
Remarkable test results from Sandia's Z accelerator lay groundwork to achieve sustainable fusion reactions and provide data to help test US defenses without physically exploding large-scale nuclear devices.

Second Look Acquits Gene Of Role In Breast Cancer
Johns Hopkins scientists studying a gene previously identified as a breast cancer gene report evidence that the gene may be innocent.

Eddies And Echoes To Thwart Smugglers
Two technologies developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will make it more difficult for smugglers to slip illicit items past border enforcement agents.
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