Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 02, 1998
Using Theatre To Gain New Audiences For Science
Science Theatre was created by Michigan State University students to increase the scientific literacy of the general public and to provide young scientists with a forum where they can improve their communication and teaching skills.

Tempe, LEEM Capital Of The World, Site Of International Workshop
From April 7 through 9, ASU is hosting the first International Workshop on Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM).

New Research In Battling Alzheimer's Impact On Memory
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found the first step in the formation of toxic plaque believed responsible for the destruction of neurons in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

A Longitudinal Study Of Calcium Homeostasis During Human Pregnancy And Lactation And After Resumption Of Menses
Calcium metabolism was studied in 14 women during pregnancy and lactation.

Anti-TBT Regulations Shift Environmental Burden To Other Countries
The use of tributyltin (TBT) compounds in antifouling paints applied to ships has been regulated in many countries for some time.

Maharry, VU Study Show Hypertension In African Americans Can Be Prevented
Maharry, VU study shows that African Americans are not genetically predisposed to hypertension.

Predictors Of Overweight And Overfatness In A Multiethnic Pediatric Population
Weight and body fat were measured in more than 5,000 multiethnic children at age 9 and again at age 11.

Case Conferences: A New Twist On A Traditional Idea
Researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine have developed a process to place interactive patient case conferences on the Internet.

Defining Psychiatric Medicine
The 8th edition of the classic textbook, Synopsis of Psychiatry, has been published, written by the late Harold I.

Purdue Research Helps Keep Phosphorus Out Of Surface Water
Purdue University research is helping farmers choreograph a balancing act with phosphorus, giving plants and livestock just enough of the nutrient so they grow properly, but no more.
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