Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 24, 1997
Scientists Conduct First Large-Scale Study Of Lake Superior
When the ice creaks, groans, and finally breaks up on Lake Superior next spring, a team of limnologists and oceanographers will launch a five-year study of a dramatic near-shore current in the lake.

Testosterone And Working Memory; Epilepsy And Schizophrenia; Toxins And Neuron Death; Oregon Researchers Present Findings At Society For Neuroscience
At this week's Society for Neuroscience meeting, researchers from Oregon Health Sciences University are presenting findings on testosterone supplementation and working memory in older men, the delicate balance between epilepsy and schizophrenia, environmental toxins that destroy neurons, and a peptide that could someday be used to regulate sleep.

Earthquake Shakes Up More Than Alabama
Moderately damaging earthquakes occur about every 20 years in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.

Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
A planning researcher at the University of Cincinnati analyzed 15 years worth of data on infant mortality rates and found that the wealthiest neigbhorhoods don't always have the lowest rates of infant deaths.

Twenty NSF-Supported Young Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award
President Clinton today named 20 young National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported researchers, nine of whom are women, and eight of whom are engineers, to receive the second annual Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

New Scholars Program To Enable Innovative Research To Answer Critical Needs Of America's National Parks
Four young scientists have won the first scholarships from the newly created Canon National Parks Science Scholars program.

UD Professor To Earn Top National Honor During White House Ceremony Nov. 3
University of Delaware faculty member Daniel van der Weide-- an Iowa native who once considered a farming career--will officially become one of the nation's most elite young researchers during a White House ceremony next week, federal officials announced Oct.

Right Side Of The Brain Does The Work For Worriers
Researchers at Johns Hopkins think they have identified sites in the brain where

Cocaine Studies Reveal New Medications For Addiction; How Brain Regulates Hunger
Researchers at the Yerkes Primate Center of Emory University have synthesized a compound that shows promise as a medication for people addicted to cocaine and amphetamines.

U-M Researchers Link El Nino To Midwest Weather
New climatological research by University of Michigan engineers suggests that peaks in the El Nino cycle correspond with surges in storm strength, water levels and destruction on the shores of the Great Lakes.

Magic Beans: UD Scientists, Working For Business Partners, Unveil New 'Green' Composite Made From Soy Oil
A patent disclosure filed Oct. 27 by University of Delaware scientists describes a technique for using soybean oil-- rather than petroleum-derived resins--to produce inexpensive, lightweight and potentially biodegradable composites for tractors, supercars, bridges and military vehicles.
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