Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 26, 1998
Humor Is Serious Business For Cincinnati Marketing Researchers
A group of researchers in the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration has developed a tool to measure an individual's need for levity.

Chemist Turns To Self-Assembly To Create New Drugs
Using metal atoms as molecular matchmakers, University of Rochester chemist Benjamin Miller has devised a new way of forming a nearly endless variety of potential drugs, then plucking out the most promising candidates for further study.

It's Emotional Abuse, Not Vicious Beatings, That Often Spurs Women To Leave Battering Husbands, UW Psychologists Report In New Book
It's the emotional scarring left by an abusive husband, not the pain and bruises inflicted in beatings that is more likely to trigger a battered wife's decision to leave her spouse, according to University of Washington psychologists who studied violent marriages.

Spatial Short-Term Memory Pinpointed In Human Brain
NIMH scientists have found the part of the human brain that holds information momentarily about where things are located.

Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates
Results of a four-year study involving 3,040 men have shown that those taking the drug finasteride (Proscar) for enlarged prostate glands reduced their risk of needing surgery or experiencing acute urinary retention by more than half.

NSF Approves 29 New Connections To High-Performance Computer Network
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that 29 additional institutions will be connected to the very high performance Backbone Network Service (vBNS), allowing scientists and engineers across the country to collaborate and share powerful computing and information resources.

Study Links Childhood Sexual Abuse, Teen Pregnancy
Girls who were sexually abused as children are far more prone to risky sexual behavior and early pregnancy as adolescents, according to preliminary results of a decade-long tracking study conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality
In a pioneering experiment reported in the 26 February issue of NATURE, Weizmann Institute researchers demonstrate one of the most bizarre premises of quantum theory: that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality.

Little Tin Worms On The March
In high-end electronics, where success hinges on being lighter, faster, and smaller, size is the biggest barrier to progress.

Transplanted Neurons Restore Function In Rats After Stroke
Transplants of human neuronal cells derived from a tumor restored function in rats subjected to experimental stroke.

Hybrid Antibody Created At National Jewish Medical And Research Center 'Turns Off' CD4 T Cells Responsible For Organ Transplant Rejection
Organ transplant rejection caused by CD4 T cells could be stopped in the future using a new hybrid antibody developed at National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

Yale Public Health And Medical Students Sponsor 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Seminar Series
The 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Seminar Series at Yale University School of Medicine is scheduled for March 30 and 31 and April 1 in the Epidemiology and Public Health Winslow Auditorium at 60 College St. from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer
Researchers at Jefferson Medical College have found that the less a particular 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