Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 08, 1997
UF Researchers: Stress Can Hasten Progression Of HIV
Stress can accelerate the progression of the early stages of HIV disease, report researchers from the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC-CH Expert Says U.S., N.C. Economies Extraordinarily Good
The United States and North Carolina economies are extraordinarily healthy, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill financial expert says, and it¹s hard to imagine a scenario much better than the current one.

Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified
Scientists have identified the second of two genes that cause tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a relatively common developmental disorder characterized by a number of abnormalities, including seizures, benign tumors in several organs, and variable emotional and cognitive disabilities.

Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure
Nearly 20 years ago, Columbia University researchers observed brain cell changes in Huntington's disease patients.

Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
Health researchers are urging special training in problem- solving skills for mothers who are raising children with cancer -- not only for themselves and the children who are ill, but to help resolve emotional and behavioral problems in their healthy children as well.

Sibling Bone Marrow Donors Do Better In School
Siblings who donate bone marrow to their brothers or sisters are more adaptive at school, their teachers tell researchers, but the children themselves aren't so sure.

Robot Lawn Mower At UF Designed To Change Suburban Landscape
A robot lawn mower called LawnNibbler, developed at the University of Florida's Machine Intelligence Laboratory, can cut your grass intelligently -- avoiding dogs, kids, trees and birdbaths -- while you're out on the golf course or taking the kids to soccer practice
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