Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 08, 1998
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
On Monday, June 8, Henry N. Wagner Jr., MD, a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a pioneer of nuclear medicine, will receive the Cassen Award, a lifetime achievement award, at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine 1998 in Toronto, Canada.

ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
DALLAS, June 9 -- A type of drug that lowers high blood pressure improves a person's odds of surviving after a heart attack, say researchers reporting on a study of nearly 100,000 heart attack patients that appears in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Heart-Screening Tool Keeps Health/Fitness Clubs Fit
DALLAS, June 9 -- The American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine today announced a new health-screening tool to help fitness clubs keep their clients' interests at heart.

Australia Has Its Ups And Downs
Australian scientists have solved the long-standing puzzle of how areas of Australia that were once a great inland sea became a huge desert.

Researchers Forge New Optimal Path For Traveling Salesman Problem
Rice University researchers David Applegate, Robert Bixby and William Cook, and Vasek Chvatal of Rutgers University have determined a breakthrough solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP), a method for finding an optimal path for a salesman to take when traveling through a specified number of cities.

Growth And Diversity Dramatic Among Asian Americans
Immigration has fueled the dramatic growth of the Asian American population--not only in their total numbers but also in the increasing diversity of their national backgrounds.

The Shape Of Things To Come
New materials for the 21st century are highlighted in this week's (June 8) cover story of Chemical & Engineering News.

Historic New Sky Survey Achieves First Light
Scientists of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most ambitious sky-mapping ever undertaken, announced today (June 8) that the project's unique telescope, located at Apache Point Observatory in southern New Mexico, has achieved first light.

Neurons Control Brain Immunity: Neurotrophins As Regulators Of Antigen-Presentation In Microglial Cells
Recent work from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried/Germany demonstrates that neurons can control microglial antigen presentation via the p75 neurotrophin receptor and thus regulate brain immunity (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol.
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