Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 15, 1998
Rapid Population Growth Is Still A Problem
Population growth will continue, notes demographer John Bongaarts in the October 16, 1998 issue of Science.

Hospital Accommodates Blind Writer/Editor/Graphic Designer
October is National Disability Employment Month - Jorian Clair is a writer, editor and graphic designer at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center.

High Density Lipoproteins And Coronary Heart Disease
Renowned lipid research scientists will lead a symposium entitled High Density Lipoproteins and Coronary Heart Disease.

USGS Finds Sea Otters At Risk From Killer Whales In A Changing Ocean
Because of a lack of Steller sea lions and harbor seals, large numbers of sea otters are being eaten by hungry killer whales in western Alaska waters, according to findings in the October 16 issue of the journal Science.

"Health Of Hanford" Conference Gathers Diverse Audience To Review And Discuss Health Issues
Emergency preparedness, ecological contamination, worker health and groundwater quality in and around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are among topics to be addressed during a two-day conference November 3 and 4 in Richland, Wash.

Patient Safety Conference To Report Reductions In Health Care Errors
Health care should become safer for Americans based on research and pilot projects to be presented November 8-10, 1998 during a patient safety conference at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.

University Of Chicago Researcher Receives Packard Fellowship
Manyuan Long, Ph.D., assistant professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, is one of the nation's 24 recipients of the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science & Engineering.

Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
A study from Northwestern University has found significantly lower Medicare health costs in older people who had no heart disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol and blood pressure levels and cigarette smoking, during young adulthood and middle age.

Killer Whales Have Begun Preying On Sea Otters, Causing Disruption Of Coastal Ecosystems In Western Alaska
With seals and sea lions in short supply in the North Pacific, killer whales are now feeding on sea otters, causing an abrupt decline in sea otter populations in western Alaska.

Plugged in to Space
A proposed flight demonstration, using floating tethers for propulsion, will show how to keep space clean - and boost satellites.

UCSF Finding Offers Insight Into Way Genes Regulate Aging And Life Span
UC San Francisco researchers have made a significant finding in roundworms that may offer insight into the way in which genes regulate aging and life span in humans.
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