Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 12, 1997
'Virtual lab' Lets Students Tackle Engineering Tasks On The Web
A Johns Hopkins University professor has built a

Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Noise-induced hearing loss may be caused partly by free- radical oxidative damage to sensory cells in the inner ear, and a drug called R-PIA can lessen the extent of damage by enhancing antioxidant activity, researchers in the University at Buffalo1s Center for Hearing and Deafness have found.

NIH Consensus Development Conference On Acupuncture
NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture November 3-5, 1997 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland Contact: Bill Hall, 301-496-4819, billhall@nih.gov

Presidential Awards Honor Mentoring Efforts Of 19 Individuals And Institutions
The White House today announced that ten individuals and nine institutions are winners of the 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

Bering Land Bridge Conference In Colorado Slated For Sept. 20
Scores of scientists from around the world will be in Colorado Sept.

Chernobyl Animals Highly Contaminated But Undeformed
Wildlife near Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, not only survives, it abounds in the area, now largely abandoned by humans.

Study Launched To Test Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor In Children Suffering From Anxiety Disorders
Nearly 12 million children and adolescents are diagnosed with emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression, in the United States each year.

Guidelines For Human Germ-Line Interventions Topic Of AAAS Forum
The scientific, ethical, and religous implications of human germ-line intervention will be addressed in a first-of-its- kind public forum in Washington on September 24-25.

Identifying Molecular Targets In Heart Ischemia Could Lead To Two Therapies
In two related studies, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center are working out the molecular mechanisms of damage to the heart due to ischemia.
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