Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 16, 1997
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
Why some patients with kidney diseases respond well to certain medications and others do not has continued to stump physicians.

Mouth-To-Mouth Ventilation's Role In CPR Questioned
An expert panel suggests that in adult cardiac arrest, mouth- to-mouth ventilation as a part of CPR rarely helps and may even harm the patient.

University Of Washington Scientists Look For Cellular Clues To Explain How Estrogen Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease
Among its many salutary effects, estrogen seems to protect the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer's disease: numerous clinical studies support that finding.

Sandia Patents Extreme Ultraviolet Source
The realization that atomic gas clusters could serve as part of a sort of ³light bulb² that emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light when laser-heated has inspired a recently patented invention at Sandia National Laboratories.

Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
Johns Hopkins scientists have found a new and highly concentrated source of sulforaphane, a compound they identified in 1992 that helps mobilize the body's natural cancer-fighting resources and reduces risk of developing cancer.

Archaeologists Discover "Birthday Surprise" For Roman Emperor Augustus
Archaeologists at the University of Cincinnati have uncovered an ancient sculpture of the Roman Emperor Augustus in the ruins of Troy.

Hunt For Early Heart Attack Genes Begins
More than 2,000 people will be enrolled in a hunt for the genetic causes that underlie ³early² heart attacks that strike men and women in middle age.

Out Of Pure Light, Physicists Create Particles Of Matter
A team of 20 physicists from four institutions has literally made something from nothing, creating particles of matter from ordinary light for the first time.

How They Know Where They're Going: New Research On Cabbies Shows That The Brain's Right Hippocampus Is Key For Navigation
Immediate left on Puddledock, right on Queen Victoria Street, left on Friday Street.

Researchers Find Association Between Alzheimer's Gene And Mental Impairment After Cardiac Surgery
Physicians at Duke University Medical Center have found that patients who experience mental impairment after open heart surgery are more likely to carry the gene that predisposes people to Alzheimer's disease.

Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana
A fossilized skeleton believed to be the largest Tyrannosaur ever unearthed was found this summer by a field crew headed by University of Notre Dame paleontologist J.
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