Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 05, 1998
Argonne Researchers Develops Simple, Inexpensive Method For Cleaning Industrial Waste Streams
A simplified approach to removing metals and radionuclides from waste or process streams, developed at Argonne National Laboratory could result in significant financial and environmental savings for a variety of industrial separations processes.

Blacks More Often Than Whites Killed On Job, N.C. Study Finds
Black workers in North Carolina still are 50 percent more likely than white workers to die from injuries suffered on the job, according to a new study.

"BAT"Mobile Attempts To Speed Response Time To Stroke Patients
By using high-tech telecommunications equipment, researchers hope to reduce the time it takes to determine whether an individual having a stroke can be safely given the potentially life saving clot-busting treatment.

'Holey' Silicon Brightens Future For Computers, Optical Devices
A bright but frail member of the silicon family has found new vigor through a process developed at Purdue University.

Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool
With the aims of improving patient safety and reducing health care costs, researchers developed the Virtual Tape Measure to aid surgeons who need absolute sizes and distances to perform microsurgery with greater accuracy.

Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
In the past, the brain and heart have received different treatment, at least when it comes to emergencies.

Donaghue Foundation Grant To Advance Women's Health Research, Women's Health At Yale Prepares For The Next Millenium
Yale University School of Medicine has been awarded a $6.5 million, five-year grant from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation of West Hartford, Conn., to advance research on women's health.

MGH/Shriners Team Develops Survival Estimates For Burn Patients
Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Burns Hospital have developed a system for objectively estimating the probability of death in patients with severe burn injuries.

Home-Based Exercise Program Effective For Long-Tern Weight Loss, UF Research Finds
Women who work out at home lose more weight and do a better job of keeping if off than those who are part of a group exercise program, say University of Florida researchers who conducted a study comparing the two approaches to weight loss.

Rockefeller University Creates Center For Immune Disease Research
The Rockefeller University will launch the Christopher H. Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases with a $5 million gift from university Trustee Browne.

New Sensor Adds Precision To Search For Dangerous Gases
A Simon Fraser University physicist has developed a unique gas sensor that could prevent disasters caused by dangerous gases, both at home and in the workplace.

Falling May Be Linked To Neurological Disorder In Elderly
Nearly one in three people over age 65 and not living in a nursing home fall each year---and those falls often result in serious injury and significant cost.

Wolf Prize In Medicine To Weizmann Scientists
Profs. Michael Sela and Ruth Arnon of the Weizmann Institute of Science have been jointly awarded the 1998 Wolf Prize in Medicine.
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