Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 25, 1997
Conversation An Active Element In Comforting
When you're upset, putting the hurt into words is probably the best thing you can do to get over it, says a Purdue University expert on communication.

Program Helps Nursing Home Staff And Families Communicate
Cornell gerontologist, Karl Pillemer, has developed a program and published a manual called

Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae
Thanks to the confluence of a new technology in virology and a recent patent in rearing insects, scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc.

Report Notes Difficulties In Eliminating E. Coli O157:H7 From Food Supply
The unusual and hardy characteristics of the pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7

American Association Of Cereal Chemists To Hold 82nd Annual Meeting
The world's largest gathering of cereal industry professionals will convene their 82nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, October 12-16, 1997, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Michelson, Morley, And Macromolecules Ready For Shuttle Launch Tonight
A device that helped show how the universe is put together is being pressed into service to help understand how molecules assemble themselves into crystals.

NIH Office Of Dietary Supplements Expands Research Support
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced support for three new research grants to explore the potential role of dietary supplements in health promotion and disease prevention.

New Mechanism To Explain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Identified
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have discovered a novel biochemical mechanism for carbon monoxide poisoning, the leading cause of poison-related deaths in the United States.
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