Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 02, 1998
Doctors Testing New Technology, Seek People At Lung Cancer Risk
CHAPEL HILL - Physicians at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are seeking people at high risk of developing lung cancer to participate in a new study aimed at saving lives by detecting tumors earlier.

"White-Coat" Hypertension Not Serious Health Threat, Study Says
Seeing a doctor or a nurse with a blood pressure monitor raises some people's blood pressure, but researchers say this

How Are We Doing In Organ Donation? New Methodology Shows Size Of Donor Pool, Helps Target Improvement Efforts
A multi-institution study has found that the donation community has little idea how well or poorly it is doing in collecting available organs.

NSF Invests $10 Million In New Engineering Research Centers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $10 million to fund the first year of new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) in Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia.

National Stereotypes Reflect International Conflicts
Stereotypes of different nationalities seem to be determined by the economic and competitive relations between nations.

Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects
First-trimester tests for two proteins in the blood of pregnant women, combined with ultrasound measurements of fetal neck skin, may provide the earliest diagnosis yet of fetal birth defects in at-risk women.

UNC Researchers Reduce Arthritis Severity By Turning Off Molecular Switch
Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have reduced the severity of arthritis by turning off a molecular switch, a gene called NF-kappa B.

Aluminium Study Puts Drinking Water In The Clear
Using a world-first technique, CSIRO Australia has found convincing evidence that the use of alum to treat drinking water is safe.

Why Do We Make It Difficult For Students To Hear In Class?
At a two-day workshop, scientists and engineers will discuss how to identify, diagnose and solve surprisingly widespread problems in the acoustics of classrooms and other listening and learning spaces.

Common Type Of Aircraft Wing Susceptible To Hazardous Icing
Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified an aircraft wing that may be hazardous to your health.

World's Premier Pharmaceutical Scientists Share Latest R&D Findings
Six thousand of the world's premier pharmaceutical researchers will gather in San Francisco on November 15-19 to discuss the latest scientific research and medical advances of 1998.

Girls Less Confident Than Boys In Science Classes, Researcher Finds
Girls remain a step behind boys in their confidence and participation levels in science classrooms, despite a hands- on teaching approach now popular in many science classrooms, according to University of Illinois research.

UCSF Professors Honored By The Association Of American Medical Colleges
Dan Lowenstein, MD, UCSF professor of neurology, anatomy, and neurosurgery, and Philip R.

Wistar Scientists Find New Clue To Melanoma Development
Wistar scientist, Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., and his research team are studying the evolution of melanoma.

Survey Shows Women Need To Know More About Estrogen Therapy
Many menopausal and post-menopausal women are not getting all the information they need or want on estrogen-replacement therapy, according to a new study.

Author Of New Book Says Traditional Math Instruction Loses Too Many Kids
How many dreams have been dashed by the frustration of learning math?
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