Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 17, 1997
Expert To Address Web Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities
Information technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives through its impact on work, commerce, scientific and engineering research, education and social interaction.

AIDS Vaccine Program At St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Gets First Step FDA Approval
In the first step of a multi-tier AIDS vaccine development program at St.

Colorado State University Study Looks Into Use Of Reproductive Inhibitors As Possible Control For Prairie Dogs
An icon of the West, the prairie dog, has healthy populations but shrinking habitat.

UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
Success in treating stubborn cancers with a drug that was shelved 50 years ago has encouraged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide a three-year, $447,534 grant to UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to begin second- stage clinical tests of the drug, aminopterin.

Math Educators, Actuarial Tutors Meet At Seminar
The Society of Actuaries Foundation will host a seminar on its math tutoring/mentoring program for grade school students on Oct.

Society Of Actuaries Annual Meeting
The Society of Actuaries will hold its 1997 annual meeting beginning Oct.

1998 AAAS Annual Meeting And 150th Anniversary
The 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be held February 12-17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Statement By Dr. Neal Lane, Director, National Science Foundation: On Award Of Nobel Prizes
I congratulate the 1997 Nobel Laureates in science. This honor is fitting tribute to their remarkable achievements and, in the case of four of them, to the foresight of the American public which supported their work.

Synthetic Vitamin E And Natural Vitamin E Are Equally Powerful Antioxidents
Synthetic vitamin E works as well as natural vitamin E in preventing heart disease, according to a clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Yale Physician Receives Faculty Scholars Award From The Project On Death In America Award Will Help Improve End-Of-Life Care For AIDS Patients
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 21, 1997--Peter Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H., associate director of the AIDS program and associate professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, is one of 12 physicians to receive the Faculty Scholars Award from the Open Society Institute's Project on Death in America (PDIA).
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