Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 25, 1997
Icelandic Genomics Company Identifies Location Of Gene For Essential Tremor
The paper appearing in the current issue of Nature Genetics (vol.

Hopkins-HHMI Researchers Discover A Cause And Develop Test For Familial Colorectal Cancer
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have identified the first known genetic mutation that causes familial colorectal cancer (FCC).

'Space-Capsule' Computing Concept May Unlock Petaflops Power, UD Researchers Report
A new computing concept--patterned after successful space missions--may soon help University of Delaware researchers complete the blueprint for a supercomputer 1 million times more powerful than the most advanced PC now on the market.

Pharmaceutical Scientists To Meet In Boston
More than 5,000 pharmaceutical scientists will gather in Boston, Massachusetts, November 2 - 6, 1997, for the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

Clemson University Wins With Toys
A Clemson University physics professor known nationally for demonstrating scientific laws with toys is the first recipient of the American Association of Physics Teachers' Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Education Award.

NIH's Genbank Database Logs Billionth Base
GenBank, NIH's DNA sequence database, has just logged its one billionth base.
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