Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 06, 1997
USGS Scientists Gear Up For El Nino
From the West Coast to South Florida, the U.S. Geological Survey is gearing up as part of the scientific front line in studying and reducing the impact of El Nino.

Science Article: Abnormal Gene Transcription And Acute Leukemia
Research over the past 10 years has shown that acute leukemia is in fact a genetic disorder.

Researcher Discovers Plant Genes For Phosphate Uptake
Spurred by predictions that we may have only 90 years of high-quality rock phosphate fertilizer left, Purdue University researchers have taken a step toward helping plants get the nutrient out of soil.

Presence Of Protein Extends Life; Potential Aging Mechanism Found
Transgenic flies exposed to warmth produce a brief genetic response that increases their survivability, according to a study in this week's Nature.

Satellite Observations Of Black Holes Confirm "Frame-Dragging" Effect 80 Years After Prediction By Einstein
Using recent observations by X-ray astronomy satellites, including NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, a team of astronomers is announcing that they see evidence of frame dragging in disks of gas swirling around a black hole.

Williams Wins NSF Grant For Laser Research Facility
The National Science Foundation has awarded Williams College $143,912 to equip a new laser facility.

1997-98 Antarctic Research Season Underway
A new research season is underway in Antarctica, encompassing 175 research projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the federal agency that funds and manages the U.S.

NSF Grant For Sphingolipid Research
The National Science Foundation has awarded Daniel V. Lynch, professor of biology at Williams College, a grant of $270,000 in support of continuing studies of sphingolipid metabolism in plants.

Researchers Gather To Update The Science Behind Pfiesteria: What's Known, What's Not, About The Marine Toxin
Where does science now stand on what's been called the case of the

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Released By The NHLBI
New physician guidelines for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure were released today by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Diet, Moderate Alcohol Use Reduce Heart Disease Risk In Runners
The combination of vigorous exercise with either vegetarianism or moderate alcohol intake helps to reduce the risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) beyond those obtained from diet alone, according to a new study of 351 vegetarian and 8,891 nonvegetarian runners.

NIH Awards UNC-CH School Of Medicine $6 Million To Set Up Unique Sex Disease Unit
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine will establish the nationĀ¹s only clinical trials center devoted exclusively to developing and testing new sexually transmitted disease therapies and prevention methods, medical school officials announced today.
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