Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 07, 1997
Crop Devastation To Be Discussed At National Head Blight Forum
More than 140 scientists from around the world will meet at the Sheraton Midway Hotel in St.

Cornell Rover To Land On Mars In 2001
A late-model lander and rover, equipped with a Cornell University scientific instrument package called Athena, will roam and study a large corridor of the Martian highlands and ancient terrain.

Women And Employees With Working Spouses Given Fewer Chances For Job Relocations, According To New Study
Women and employees with working spouses may be offered fewer chances to relocate because of a not-so-subtle bias among among employers, according to a new study by a psychologist at the University of Georgia.

20 Questions (Actually, 30) To Find Gene Layouts
A new research tool -- developed at the University of Southern California by a collaboration between mathematicians and laboratory molecular biologists --promises to speed dramatically the hunt for disease-causing genes.

Gerontologist's Book For Nursing Home Leaders
A new handbook,

Dealing With Natural Disasters: A New Model
Public Private Partnership 2000 (PPP 2000), a unique alliance of Federal, private-sector, and non-profit agencies, is redefining society's approach to handling earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Race And Class Intelligence Gaps Groups Narrowed
Intelligence test scores among racial and socio-economic segments of American society are not growing ever wider, contrary to arguments in The Bell Curve, but are, in fact, converging, say Cornell University psychologists Wendy M.

Jefferson Scientists Develop Botulism Vaccine
Molecular biologists at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, have created an oral vaccine against botulism.

Gene Locus Found For Essential Tremor Disorder
Researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke have located a gene locus responsible for the most common human movement disorder, essential tremor (ET).

Study Of African Americans Finds Clues To Successful Aging
A study of elderly African Americans has shown education levels and health status to be important intervening factors in the failing memory, declining language skills and other deteriorating cognitive processes often thought to be inevitable consequences of advancing age.
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