Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 18, 1997
Axons Regenerated In Adult Nerve Pathways In Rats
Transplanted adult nerve cells can regenerate their axons in the adult rat brain's nerve fiber pathways, challenging long-held beliefs that this is impossible.

Scientific Report Gives Food Irradiation Two Thumbs Up
Irradiation can effectively eliminate pathogens and reduce spoilage microorganisms while maintaining the wholesomeness and fresh quality of food, according to the Institute of Food Technologists' Scientific Status Summary

Blue Light And The LOV Domain: Scientists Uncover Regulatory Domain With Wide Convergence
A protein domain found in a wide variety of organisms seems to be conserved throughout evolution, but for different purposes.

Carpooling Tips For Parents
The average carpool parent is 40 years old and shuttles three children.

Peptic Ulcer Treatment Improves Health, Saves Money
Millions of people with a history of peptic ulcer disease may be receiving unnecessary treatment according to a new study.

Remote Cloud Observatory Tracks El Niño Changes
Perhaps the largest El Niño of the century is currently underway, and a team of scientists is remotely watching the sky, hoping that they can learn from this event.

Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?
CSIRO livestock researchers are exploring extracts of cattle cartilage as a possible potent new weapon in the war on cancer.

Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy
Today's environmental threats -- ozone layer depletion, global warming and endocrine disrupters, for example -- are less visible, more subtle and more difficult to address than the black skies or orange rivers of a generation ago.

Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
Study shows drug treatment administered before open heart surgery reduces atrial fibrillation---a rapid, irregular beat in the upper chambers of the heart---in the days after the operation.
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