Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 28, 1997
Researcher Gains 30,000% Saving Using "Bargain Basement" Chemistry To Create Complex Industrially Useful Molecules
Dr Mike Hannon, from the University of Warwick's Department of Chemistry, has devised a method using what could be described as innovative

SFU Researcher Fools Forest Pest Into 'Barking Up The Wrong Tree'
Simon Fraser University researcher Dezene Huber is investigating the secret scent life of two of British Columbia's most destructive forest insect pests.

Cut Pesticide Use In Half, Urges SFU Biologist
The use of chemical pesticides in North American can and should be reduced by at least 50 per cent, says Simon Fraser University biologist Mark Winston, author of a new book, Nature Wars: People vs.

10,000-Year-Old Clues Suggest Future Forest Changes
Some idyllic, alpine meadows and giant, red cedars in coastal rain forests may only be fond memories in British Columbia's not-too-distant future.

SFU Business Scholar Wins U.S. Award For Competition Research
The American Society for Competitiveness (ASC) has presented its prestigious 1997 Award for Advanced Global Competitiveness Research to international business scholar Rosalie Tung of Simon Fraser University.

Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
A new digital X-ray technology may replace the current film X-ray technology while reducing health care costs and improving patient care, says Gary S.

SFU Report Sets Out 'Vision' Of Interactive TV
The information highway will soon be coming to your television set, and researchers in SFU's Excite multimedia lab have produced a 273-page report, The Vision of Interactive TV, an in-depth study of consumer preferences and attitudes that will help shape interactive television.

OHSU Scientists Shed Light On The Role Of Leptin In Body Weight Regulation
Scientists at Oregon Health Sciences University have discovered that certain obese mice develop a tolerance for leptin.

Latest Technology Brings Unwanted Chaos To Company Stock Controls And Supply Chains
The latest computerised stock control systems are quite literally causing chaos in company supply chains according to new research just published by Richard Wilding at the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick.

DNA Helps Track Origins Of Growing Blight Problem
Using DNA markers as a tracking mechanism, a Simon Fraser University researcher has discovered that British Columbia's escalating blight problem ‹ unique in Canada because it affects both potatoes and tomatoes ‹ most likely originated with the importation of diseased tomatoes from Mexico.
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