Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 22, 1998
Innovative Database Developed For The Study Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
A database designed to accelerate research on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is now

Researchers Identify Risk Factors For Infants Most Likely To Be Homicide Victims
An infant's chances of becoming a homicide victim during the first year of life are greatest if he or she is the second or later born child of a teenage mother, according to a study in the October 22 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Life-Saving Discrepancy: Study Shows Effectiveness Of Mismatched Bone Marrow Transplants
A method for performing mismatched bone marrow treatments in leukemia patients developed by Weizmann scientist Prof.

Public Library Initiative/New Consumer Health Site
Locating reliable medical information is more of a challenge than ever, given the explosion of health-related materials available via the Internet.

Largest Study Of Twins Shows Delay In Language Acquisition Has Strong Genetic Component Among Children At Low End Of Developmental Scale
A team of American and British researchers studying more than 3,000 pairs of 2-year-old twins has found that genetics, not the environment, plays the major role in the delayed acquisition of language among children who are having the most difficulty learning to speak.

Conference For Journalists On Impotence
The American Foundation for Urologic Disease and NIH have scheduled an update conference for journalists to review the latest medical and scientific information on impotence.

USGS Issues Wildlife Health Alert: Associates Virus With Salamander Die-Offs
A recent die-off of salamanders in Utah has prompted USGS wildlife health officials to issue an October 21, 1998 wildlife health alert.

Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space
Rick Vierling may have the oldest and most famous lab assistant in the world when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday (October 29).

Scientists Sequence Chlamydia Trachomatis Genome
NIAID-supported researchers in California have completed sequencing the Chlamydia trachomatis genome, providing new insights into chlamydial infection, the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States and a major cause of STDs worldwide.

Southwestern Center For Minimally Invasive Surgery Launches State-Of-The-Art Endosuites
Two video screens, each suspended from cantilevered booms, face both sides of the surgical table.
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