Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 18, 1997
Childhood Sibling Abuse Common, But Most Adults Don't Remember It That Way, Study Finds
If told the story of a child who was kicked, bitten, hit with a fist or choked, the words that would come into most people's mind are

Female Genital Mutilation/Female Circumcision: Who Is At Risk In The United States?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 168,000 girls and women living in the United States in 1990 were at risk for or had been subject to FGM/FC.

Researchers Create First Artificial Human Chromosomes
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Athersys Inc. have created the first artificial human chromosomes.

Researchers Discover How Tuberculosis Bacteria Invade Cells
Researchers have discovered how the bacterium that causes tuberculosis invades cells, a finding that could spur development of a new vaccine.

Roadsides Benefit From Waste, UF Researchers Say
Mountains of nutrient-rich organic wastes from county and city landfills may be the answer for UF researchers charged by the Florida Department of Transportation with finding a way to improve roadside soil to help grass grow and stabilize roadways.

Researchers Generate A Mouse With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
For the first time, scientists have developed a mouse with realistic symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating muscle disease that usually kills patients by age 20.

Is Compulsory Overseas Medical Screening Of Migrants Justifiable?
In 1994, 22 million non-immigrant travelrs were admitted to the United States, but compulsory meidcal screening examinations were given only to the approximately 800,000 immigrants who intended to stay here.

Home Uterine Activity Monitoring Unlikely To Reduce The Number Of Very Low Birth Weight Babies
Researchers project that a newly licensed home-based devise to detect preterm labor in women with previous preterm deliveries will have little impact on reducing the numbers of very low birth weight (VLBW) babies.
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