Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 02, 1998
Potential HIV Vaccine Trial Participants Tell Researchers: Be Open And HonestAnd Do No Harm
Members of communities similar to those likely to be targeted for participation in HIV vaccine trials have specific concerns about how this research is carried out.

Native Fish Found In U.S. Lake Ontario For First Time In 50 Years
A little five and a half inch fish is causing a whale of a delighted stir since U.S.

In Older People, Impaired Breathing May Raise Stroke Risk; Study Also Finds That Being Married Could Lower Risk
DALLAS, July 3 -- High blood pressure, prior stroke and having an irregular heartbeat are all risk factors for stroke.

Scientists Find Solar System's Hottest Surfaces On Jupiter's Moon Io
Hundreds of millions of miles from the sun, volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io sizzle at the highest recorded surface temperatures of any planetary body in the solar system.

Detecting Deer: New Method For Counting Population In Urban Areas
A biologist at Washington University in St. Louis and Missouri state conservationists have devised a new method to census deer populations in wooded urban areas.

Fatal Frog Fungus Found In The United States
The fungus that made headlines as an amphibian killer in Australia and Central America has turned up in a dying wild frog in Arizona, according to the July 4 Science News.

Doctors Scale Prison Walls To Help Women At Risk For AIDS Stay Out Of Jail
Having a regular doctor and continuous medical care from inside prison to the outside reduces risky behavior for spreading HIV and keeps women out of jail, according to Brown studies presented at the 12th World AIDS Conference and related events in Geneva, Switzerland.

How Does The Vibrational Motion Of Molecular Ions Influence Its Recombination With Free Electrons?
A new technique, developed by physicists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg/Germany, and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot/Israel, has been used to measure the dissociative recombination rate of the hydrogen molecular ion with a free electron as a function of the initial vibrational quantum state (Science, vol.

HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users Often Don't Receive Protease Inhibitors And May Not Be Aware Of The Drug
A significant number of injection drug users in San Francisco who are HIV-positive do not receive protease inhibitors and may not even be aware of these medications--despite a commitment on the part of the city to make these drugs widely available.

International Community Must Mobilize Resources To Help Combat HIV/AIDS In The Developing World
The U.S. and Canada--along with other leading industrialized nations--need to reset priorities and step up their support to fight the alarming spread of HIV infection in the developing world, says a University of California San Francisco AIDS policy specialist.

New Center Takes Team Approach To Tackle Information Security
Purdue University computer expert Gene Spafford says information security is too important to leave solely to scientists and technicians.

Reduced Reactivity Of Brain Blood Vessels May Explain Greater Risk Of Stroke For Older Women
DALLAS, July 3 -- More women than men die of strokes each year and new research from German scientists may provide a clue as to why this occurs.

Colorectal Cancer Spread Detected Earlier With PET Imaging
A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

What We Expect Is Often What We See
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen/Germany and the University of Wisconsin-Madison reported in Nature Neuroscience, Vol.

Alzheimer's Patients Who Pay Attention On The Road Remain Safe Drivers
Not all people with mild dementia from Alzheimer's disease show poor driving skills.

Wistar Scientist Awarded Mary L. Smith Charitable Lead Trust Grant For Study Of Prostate Cancer Marker
Wistar scientist, George Prendergast, Ph.D., has been awarded a $50,000 grant to support his study of Bin1, a newly discovered molecule that may be a reliable indicator of malignant prostate cancer.
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