Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 09, 1998
Space Might Enhance Gene Transfer In Plants
Scientists are finding that plants can serve as

Does Initial Management Affect The Rate Of Repetition Of Deliberate Self Harm? Cohort Study
Patients who inflict self harm and discharge themselves from hospital before they have undergone a psychiatric assessment are more likely to repeat their actions, say Dr.

Ribozymes To The Rescue: New UF Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Treatment Of Inherited Blindness
University of Florida researchers have designed a new genetic weapon that can--in laboratory animals--significantly slow progression of retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of inherited human blindness.

Hubble Web Simulcast Takes Listeners On Tour Of The Universe
Hubble Telescope astronomers and Johns Hopkins University's WJHU-FM team up to bring the latest Hubble results to Web listeners on an illustrated live simulcast Oct.

Four More Lemurs To Be Released Into Madagascar Jungle This Fall
Four more captive black-and-white ruffed lemurs will begin a journey later this month back into the wilderness of their homeland in Madagascar in the second year of a project to replenish wild stocks of their species.

Milburn's Move Will Undermine The General Medical Council
Dr. Richard Smith writes that the timing of British government's proposal to modify the legislative procedure governing professional regulatory bodies is suspicious.

Penicillin Gets A "Checkmate" Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Groundbreaking work to alter penicillin's structure and make it effective against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria has been reported in the October 9, 1998 Web edition of The Journal of Organic Chemistry, published by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

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