Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 12, 1998
Survey Of Women With Disabilities Finds Many Health-Care Needs Unmet In Traditional Settings
One of the first assessments of the health status of women with disabilities, conducted by University at Buffalo faculty members, has spurred formation of a one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary health-care center for women with disabilities, where physicians provide neurologic, gynecologic and preventive care under one roof.

Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics
Researchers at Boston University and Scriptgen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have successfully synthesized two compounds that open the door to the development of an entirely new class of antibiotics for use against today's increasingly drug-resistant bacteria as well as emerging forms of bacteria.

Schmidt-Nielsen Autobiography Details Scientific Adventures
Indiana Jones would no doubt have hung up his famed hat and whip out of envious resignation had he read the new autobiography of Duke physiologist Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, The Camel's Nose: Memoirs of a Curious Scientist (Island Press, 1998).

New Tool To Enhance Weather Forecasters' Skills In Satellite Meteorology, Improve Forecasts Across Africa
Four African meteorologists spent the past nine months at UCAR building a multimedia CD-ROM demonstrating best use of satellite data for improving weather forecasts in the tropics.

Biosphere Lessons Can Be Applied To Space, Former Crew Co-Captain Says
The experiences of the team of scientists who lived in the Biosphere 2 closed system from 1991 to 1993 can be applied to space travel, according to Sally Silverstone, co-captain of the crew.

Wake Forest Team Reduces Brain Deficits After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Controlling unnecessary manipulation of the heart and the aorta during coronary artery bypass surgery dramatically reduces the number of patients with major neuropsychological deficits after surgery, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher told a Washington conference today.

UNESCO And Iowa State University Expand Joint Cooperation
Iowa State University (ISU) President Martin Jischke and UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor signed on May 9 an agreement to extend their cooperation in the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (IITAP) through the year 2002.
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