Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 24, 1998
K-State Professor Earns Award To Study Power Systems' Control
Now that the government has flipped the switch on utility regulation, the character of the entire power system could change.

Some Young Children May Grow Out Of Peanut Allergy
Research conducted at the University of Southampton and South Manchester University Hospitals, finds that children who seem to have a peanut allergy should be evaluated by a specialist food allergy unit.

New Study Shows Group Of Marine Bacteria Dominate Offshore Waters Of Southeast, May Play Key Role In Ecosystem Processes
A new study by marine scientists at the University of Georgia is uncovering intriguing and expected clues about marine bacteria.

Gene Transfer Process Generates Seedless Summer Days
A process used by a Kansas State University assistant professor of biology may be the answer to producing seedless fruits.

Quality Of Life Significantly Improves With Discharge In LVAD Heart Patients
Home may be where the heart is, but it is also where heart patients on left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) fair the best, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study, the results of which were presented today at the 44th annual American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) conference in New York City.

"A Thousand (And More) Points Of Light" Yield New View Into Cells
Using a modification of fluorescence in situ hybridization, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their colleagues have, for the first time, visualized individual transcripts of messenger RNA.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Could Help Prevent Respiratory Infections in the Critically Ill
Some respiratory tract infections developed by patients in intensive care could perhaps be prevented by the use of antibiotic prophylaxis, suggest researchers from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Italy.

Extreme Droughts Played Major Role In Tragedies At Jamestown, "Lost Colony"
The worst droughts of the past 800 years likely played a major role in the mysterious disappearance of Roanoke Island's

Beware Of Adverse Drug Reactions
Adverse drug reactons are common, can be life threatening and sometimes unnecessarily expensive, so researchers from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Liverpool make a series of recommendations for clinicians to help prevent patients incurring adverse reactions to drug treatments.

Weary Tibetan People Find Supporting Hand In ASU Graduate Student
An Arizona State University graduate student came to the aid of poor, winter-plagued yak herders while studying the Tibetan plateau.

Tackling The Long Term Problem Of Antibiotic Resistance
Professor Hart from the University of Liverpool reports on the House of Lord's Select Committee on Science and Technology which offers answers to the concerns: is there a problem of antibiotic resistance; how does resistance arise; whose fault is it and what can be done to overcome the problem?

Electron Accelerator Provides Unique Proof Of Gene Repair Process In Living Cells
With the unlikely but invaluable help of physicists, engineers and an electron accelerator, University of Wisconsin Medical School molecular biologists have found a way to examine how damaged genes are repaired in living cells.

Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Blood Research have identified a peptide that may serve as a template for a drug that can suppress the immune response with fewer side effects than immunosuppressants currently available.
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