Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 08, 1997
Chemists Develop High-Throughput Method To Synthesize And Screen Novel Antibiotics
Chemists at the University of Cincinnati have developed a novel method for producing and screening potential antibiotics.

Seeds Without Sex
CSIRO scientists have found a gene that allows Arabidopsis to bypass the normal pollination process and begin seed formation.

Finished Your Lunch? Now Eat The Wrapper
CSIRO scientists have discovered that the kind of 'resistant starch' now being used to make environmentally-friendly packaging can also boost health-giving bacteria in the human bowel.

Illinois, French National Research Agency Form Collaboration
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Scientific Research in France signed an agreement in Paris today (Sept.

Satellite On A String
Scientists and engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center are using knowledge gained from flights of the Tethered Satellite System aboard the space shuttle to develop a device that will use Earth's magnetic field to keep satellites up - even to explore the solar system - without using rockets.

Strong Government Labs And University Research Key To Economic Future In Southern Atlantic Region
The strength of the government laboratories and university research systems in four Southern Atlantic states - Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia - will help the region hold on to its federal R&D funding next year, but the long-term forecast is still unpredictable. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to