Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 10, 1998
University Of Colorado Satellite Begins Returning Science Data
Three science instruments launched Feb. 26 aboard a $5 million satellite designed and built by University of Colorado at Boulder students, faculty and engineers have been turned on and are returning science data, said project scientists.

African Americans And Hispanics At Higher Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
Although scientists have known for several years that the presence of the APOE-E4 allele (gene variation), is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease among whites, the risk posed by the gene has not been so clear-cut among African Americans and Hispanics.

The Environmental Consequences Of Increasing Food Production
The human population is growing at a rate of 90 million people per year; as a consequence, natural ecosystems are rapidly being replaced by agricultural systems and existing agricultural systems are being managed more intensely in order to keep up with the increasing demand for food.

Can The Biosphere Help Remove Our Carbon Dioxide FromThe Air?
The carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere has increased by nearly 30 percent since the industrial revolution and many scientists believe that, as a result, the earth's climate is already warmer and more prone to extreme events.

Global Change: Will Some Plant Species Be Left Behind? Studies Of EcosystemDynamics Make Wide Use Of Computer Models
Will climate change occur at a a higher rate than the speed at which species can establish, grow and reproduce?

Electron Experiment Holds Promise For Electronics Industry
A recent experiment in which the movements of electrons between a conductor and an insulator were recorded on a femtosecond time-scale holds significant promise for the electronics industry.

Researchers From Rockefeller University Develop Novel Method To Fight Cancer
Researchers from The Rockefeller University in New York City have developed a new method to fight cancer by using dendritic cells to activate T cells via a new pathway.
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