Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 29, 1998
National Survey: Majority Of Women Experience Leg Health Concerns
A majority of women experience leg health concerns with consequences ranging from inhibiting daily activities to quitting jobs.

Columbia Researchers Identify Gene For Inherited Baldness
Researchers at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons have discovered the first human gene associated with hair loss.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
For the first time, scientists studying how the brain reorganizes itself have shown that they can modify this process using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint Discussion
Two authoritative obesity experts debate whether the benefit of anti-obesity drugs outweigh their potential medical risks.

DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
Diagnosticians at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are urging farm operators to implement management practices aimed at slowing the spread of Salmonella typhimurium, including the multiply antibiotic resistant bacterium, Typhimurium DT104.

In Spite Of Computers, Handwriting Instruction Is Important Because Of Carry-Over To Composition
Adults may have abandoned the pen for the keyboard, but until first-graders have laptops, it's crucial that children continue to be taught handwriting because of its link to composition.

American Museum Of Natural History Researchers Announce Discovery Of Oldest Known Fossil Ants - 92-Million-Year-Old Fossils Found In New Jersey Amber
A team of researchers from the American Museum of Natural History announced today in the journal Nature the discovery of the oldest fossils ants ever found.

World's Largest Centre For Music Perception
Extensive financial support from NWO and Nijmegen University and collaboration between Amsterdam University and companies have made it possible to set up at the

Static Sound Reverses Movement Of Particle
A particle in motion in a fluid causes eddies which slowly spread out, and in doing so also causes a sound wave (a density wave).

Gene Therapy Enables Transplantation Without Immunosuppressive Drugs
Researchers working in a rodent model have succeeded in transplanting livers without the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

Columbia To Build $13 Million In Electronics To Detect New Events At Large Hadron Collider
Columbia University physicists will receive $13 million to build some of the most sensitive electronics ever made to measure the energies of particles created when protons moving nearly at the speed of light collide within the Large Hadron Collider, the European accelerator that may reveal why matter has mass.

Infants, Toddlers Should Not Restrict Fat Intake, Experts Say
Butter can be more nutritious than low-fat yogurt. An egg is more nutritious than broccoli.

Yale Researcher Sheds Light On Winter Depression Studies Could Help Patients With Seasonal Affective Disorder
Research by Dan A. Oren, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and president-elect of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms in Colorado, could help alleviate SAD symptoms that include fatigue, sadness, weight gain and sleep problems. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to