Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 22, 1998
Preparation Pays Off In Puerto Rico -- USGS River Data Keeps Flowing
Electricity may be out and communication lines cut off by the tremendous winds and torrential rains of Hurricane Georges, but thanks to good foresight in

University of Florida Study Shows Self-Perception Influences Athletic Performance
In a project that applied methods previously used only in classroom settings, a team headed by Professor Robert Singer found that changing people's attributions, or how they think about themselves, influenced their performance in sports tasks they sought to learn.

National Science Board To Solicit Input On Developing Human Capital And Building Science And Engineering Infrastructure
The National Science Board (NSB) will hold a public hearing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 7, hosted by the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.

MicroCAT A Welcome Sight To Geneticists And Mice
With MicroCAT, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, researchers no longer will have to rely on visible genetic markers and physical examinations to discover the presence of mutations.

University Of Kentucky Researcher Awarded MERIT Extension For Study Of Third World Killer
Salvatore Turco, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has received a five-year extension on a National Institutes of Health MERIT award for his study of Leishmania donovani, a one-cell parasite.

Hutch Researcher Wins 'Nobel Prize Of Applied Research'
The technological relevance of his work is being compared to the fax machine, the digital wristwatch and the automated teller machine.

New Horizons In Science At Boston University
Join more than 150 top journalists and a selection of the nation's most distinguished researchers at Boston University on November 1 - 5 to explore a range of the most important new developments at the frontiers of science, medicine, and technology.

Community Groups Meet At UCSF/Mount Zion September 24 For Second National Video Conference On Violence Prevention
On Thursday, September 24, UCSF/Mount Zion Medical Center will serve as a host site for the second of six nationwide video teleconferences aimed to prevent violence that damages the lives of children and their families.

Stroke Risk Increased In Patients With High Oxygen Use In Brain
By measuring oxygen use in the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
Electrophysiologists at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center are among the first in the country to use an experimental technique called microwave ablation to remedy atrial flutter.

University Of Kentucky Biomedical Engineer Awarded Grant To Improve Joint Replacements And Dental Implants
David Puleo, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, conducts research into improving the security of dental implants and joint replacements.

DDT, PCBs, And Invasive Plants - USGS Scientists Examine The Effects Of Contaminant And Invasive Species On Wildlife
From evidence of lingering DDT damage, to questions about artificial wetlands as habitat, to the uses of a dynamic ecosystem evaluation and monitoring tool, USGS scientists will present a variety of wildlife research findings at the annual meeting of The Wildlife Society at the Buffalo Convention Center, Buffalo, New York, Sept.

University of Florida Engineer's Computer Model Calculates Hidden Cost Of Some Traffic Delays
University of Florida civil engineers are at work on a computer model that will help Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) engineers figure in

The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
Since the Visible Human Male and Female were created (in 1994 and 1995 respectively), more than 1,000 agreements have been signed with scientists around the world, to use these amazing computer images of the human body.

Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
Low doses of the steroid hydrocortisone can cause slight improvement in some chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms but at the risk of inducing adrenal suppression.
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