Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 30, 1997
Bowman Gray Scientists Find Novel Way To Block AIDS Virus
In what could be the most exciting advance in the treatment of AIDS to date, Bowman Gray School of Medicine scientists will report in the Oct.

Billion-Dollar Nicotine Maintenance Market Emerging
Tobacco and pharmaceutical drug companies to compete for the hearts and lungs of nicotine-dependent consumers in emerging, multi-billion dollar, nicotine maintenance market, says U-M health policy researcher.

Preventing Latex Allergies Before They Attack
Scientists at Columbia University have developed a new topical hand cream that may prevent the two most common latex allergy reactions-- sensitization to latex after prolonged exposure and contact dermatitis.

New Research Finds Better Pregnancy Outcomes Among Imprisoned Women
Babies born to women who were in prison while pregnant appear to have healthier birthweights as a group than infants born to women imprisoned at some other time, according to a unique new study.

Increase In Drug Resistance For Common Bacterium Termed "Rocket Ship" Based On National Study
A national study has shown that by the year 2000, half of the infections caused by the bacterium responsible annually for 7 million cases of otitis media and 500,000 cases of pneumonia in the U.S. will have some resistance to penicillin, a University at Buffalo researcher reported today.

Endoscope May Have Transmitted Tuberculosis
A contaminated endoscope that may have transmitted tuberculosis (TB) between two hospital patients has highlighted the need for scrupulous adherence to endoscope cleaning procedures and the value of maintaining TB DNA fingerprint registries.

New Coating To Make Terrorism A Bit Harder
A very thin coating developed at Sandia National Laboratories improves sensor sensitivity 500 times in detecting the deadly gas Sarin, improves more conventional environmental monitors, and will help oil and pharamceutical companies do molecular separations.

World's Nobel Laureates And Preeminent Scientists Call On Government Leaders To Halt Global Warming
More than 1,500 of the world's most distinguished senior scientists, including the majority of Nobel laureates in science, have signed a landmark consensus declaration urging leaders worldwide to act immediately to prevent the potentially devastating consequences of human-induced global warming. 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