Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 22, 1998
Initiative To Improve Childhood Immunization Uptake: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Doctors from the Bro Taf Health Authority in South Wales find that district wide initiatives to improve uptake of immunization are unlikely to be successful and that effort should be concentrated on opportunistic and domiciliary immunization activities at the primary healthcare team level.

Administration Of Medicines In School: Who Is Responsible?
Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes, are relatively common in schoolchildren and often require treatment during school hours.

Social Disruption Leads To Shorter Survival In Monkeys With AIDS
Being separated from a familiar companion and having a change in housing is linked to shorter survival times in monkeys infected with a virus that causes AIDS, researchers report, and such disruptions seem to have a more serious impact if they occur when a monkey is first infected rather than at later stages of the disease.

Table-Top Laser Sheds Light On Matter Under Extreme Conditions
Using a high-resolution femtosecond laser---trillions Watts of power (10-15th) Prof.

New Studies Analyze Ozone Depletion
The obvious global decline in the ozone layer due to the rise in chlorofluorocarbons is marked by year-to-year and spatial variability.

Problems With Attention Are Most Common Symptoms Of ADHD In Adults
Adults diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a different pattern of symptoms than do children with the disorder.

Not Enough Attention Is Given To Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is misunderstood and under-recognised in Britain, says Dr Geoffrey Kewley from the Learning Assessment Centre in Horsham.

Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
In the months before a heart attack, many people feel extremely tired.

New Treatment Successful With Hepatitis C
An inexpensive new treatment for hepatitis C, a disease that afflicts 1-2 percent of the population, is more effective than the standard therapy, according to a recent study.

Doctors Should Be Helped To Do More To Help Children In Conflict
Doctors should be helped to do more to protect children in conflict, write Professor David Southall from North Staffordshire Hospital and Dr Kamran Abbasi, of the BMJ.

How Can Parents Treat Colic In Their Babies?
Dr Lucassen et al from the Netherlands report that treatment for infantile colic should begin by substituting cow's milk with hypoallergenic formulas which, combined with behavioural interventions, may help reduce crying.

Children Of Single Parent Families Have More Accidents, More Home Visits And Less Immunization
Children of one parent families should be targeted by general practitioners and other primary healthcare workers, as they tend to visit their doctor more frequently, receive more home visits, report more accidents and receive less immunization.

UB Hosts Computational Complexity Conference
The 1998 Conference on Computational Complexity sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will be held June 15-18 at the University at Buffalo.

Brain Memorizes Words On The Left, Faces on The Right
If you see a gunman fleeing from a bank, how do you remember the bank's name and the gunman's face?

Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor Suppressor Proteins
Wistar scientist, Ronen Marmorstein, Ph.D., has been awarded a $322,000 three-year grant from the ACS to study the structure and function of proteins involved in tumor development.

UB Researcher Developing Method That Employs "Evolution" To Identify New Drug Leads
A new drug-discovery method being developed by University at Buffalo researchers may be able to turn chemical libraries, arrays of compounds synthesized in the lab, into molecular

Advances In Science And Medicine To Be Reported At Chemists' Meeting In Cleveland
Alzheimer's research, volunteerism for science professionals, and new technologies in the chemistry classroom are among some 400 presentations that will be made here May 27-29 at the Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

The Rights And Wrongs Of Covert Video Surveillance
Covert video surveillance is an infringement of the liberty of parents and children, writes Professor Colin Morley from Addenbrooke's Hospital, whereas Professor Alan Craft from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne says that the needs of the child are paramount and the procedure is only a safeguard for children and their siblings.

Psychological Support Can Help Depressed Youngsters
Professor Richard Harrington et al from the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and the Hope Hospital in Salford, consider ways of treating child depression sufferers.

Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond
Insurance companies that limit payment for the acne drug tretinoin to teen-agers and young adults are leaving thousands of Americans who suffer adult acne to pay for treatment themselves or do without, according to two dermatologists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

New technology Keeps Evidence Close To The Vest
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are teaming with Mnemonic Systems Inc. on an interactive system that will enable law enforcement personnel to quickly capture, store and relay vast amounts of information at crime scenes and other field scenarios.

Virginia Tech Offers Biotechnology 2001 Conference for Educators
Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis and mammalian cloning pioneer Keith Campbell will be among the presenters at the Biotechnology 2001 Conference on Friday, June 26 at Virginia Tech.

Work Demands Predict Poor Health
When the effort you put into your work outweighs the rewards you get from it, it's bad for your health. 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