Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 26, 1997
Nutrients, Ground Water, And The Chesapeake Bay - A Link With Pfiesteria?
Scientists from the USGS and other agencies involved in Chesapeake Bay studies are working together to understand the delivery of nutrients from the land into the Bay and the relationship of nutrients to Pfiesteria-like organisms and ultimately fish health.

Researchers Discover Probable Molecular Site Of Alcohol And Anesthetic Actions
Researchers have identified a region on the surface of nerve cells that may be essential for the actions of anesthetics, opening a door to rational design of new medications.

Multimillion Pound Water Research Programme Launched By Epsrc
A £2million a year research programme into water leakage and other engineering aspects of domestic water treatment is launched by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in conjunction with the water utilities.

Imaging Studies Illuminate Brain's Response To Cocaine
Using a state-of-the art imaging technique, researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have shown, in greater detail than before, how specific areas of the human brain react to cocaine, distinguishing patterns of activation associated with feelings of euphoria and craving among addicts.

Electronic Device Monitors Gas Leaks
Rensselaer researcher Michael Savic has developed an electronic device that acts as an early warning system for leaks and explosions in pipelines and storage tanks.

Clemson University Hosts International Bioethics Conference
Cloning, genetic screening and animal research are only a few of the topics to be debated when Clemson University hosts the first International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering Sept.
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