Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 08, 1998
33,000 Web Tests Show Unconscious Roots Of Racism, Ageism
People have taken more than 33,000 tests that measure unconscious components of prejudice and stereotyping in the first week since twin Web sites were opened to the public by University of Washington and Yale psychologists.

Changes In Care Lower Costs Of Surgery To Prevent Stroke
Life-saving surgery to prevent stroke is cheaper and takes less time for recovery as a result of changes that have streamlined stroke management, according to a study.

Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
Take a brisk walk. Climb the stairs at work. Dance the polka.

Intensive Exercise Helps Stroke Survivors Recover Motor Skills
As more people survive strokes, the need for better ways of rehabilitation increases.

Havemeyer Hall, Teaching And Research Facility To Nobel Laureates, Honored As National Historic Landmark
Columbia University's Havemeyer Hall, which first opened its doors 100 years ago, will be designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, in a ceremony October 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Havemeyer Hall, room 309.

Different Communication Styles May Be At Root Of Many Problems Between African American Males And Females
African American males and females may speak the same language, but they often aren't communicating, and the issue may be males' discomfort with vulnerability, according to a just-published study by a professor of speech communication at the University of Georgia.

Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester
Scientists are gathering this weekend to review promising new vaccine technologies and discuss the status of vaccine efforts against HIV, ulcers and other maladies.

Researchers Discover Tumor-Supressor Gene That May Indicate Susceptibility ToLung And Colon Cancer
Discovery of a new human tumor-suppressor gene by UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researchers could dramatically reduce the number of Americans who die annually from the two most lethal cancers, lung and colon malignancies.

INEEL And WSU Researchers Coax Bacteria To Clean Up Toxic Chromium
A team of researchers has tricked the bacteria from contaminated soil into cleaning up the toxic heavy metal chromium.

ASU Professor Helps In Fight To Protect Japanese Pika Habitat
ASU biologist Andrew Smith is a leading expert on pikas -- which, with related rabbits and hares, include some of the world's most endangered mammals.

"Stroke Necklace" Found In "Stroke Belt"
Researchers have noticed that residents in some parts of the

Research Needed To Improve Detection, Identification Techniques For Finding Pipe Bombs, Bomb Makers
The government should study more sophisticated methods for detecting pipe bombs before they explode and identifying perpetrators after a bomb has gone off, says a new National Research Council report.

To Zap Or Not To Zap: Study Shows Advertisers Can Schedule Commercials To Battle Channel Surfing
A study of viewers' channel switching suggests that advertisers should schedule their commercials for the middle of programs and that TV stations keep their lengthier breaks away from shows' beginning and ending. 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