Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 04, 1998
Mouse Study Trumpets New Way To Preserve Species
In a popular Dr. Seuss book, Horton the elephant is tricked into hatching a bird's egg.

Nation's Leading Biomedical Researchers Present Breakthroughs in Liver Disease
The nation's leading biomedical researchers will present breakthrough therapies and technologies in liver disease November 8 through November 10 at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the leading medical organization for liver research.

The Ever-Shrinking Microchip Is Increasingly Vulnerable To An Invisible Enemy
Critical aircraft control systems - not to mention office computers - could fail unless the makers of the next generation of microchips take account of a growing menace: background radiation.

Weird Creatures Have Some Lessons For Organ Transplants
Japanese researchers have taken a tip from tiny animals called tardigrades, that can live for more than a century, to invent a new technique for storing human organs for transplant.

NSF Grant Expands The Experimental Engineering Model At Kansas State
Industry leaders have consistently listed the traits for working in a global economy -- communication and persuasion, teamwork, leadership, understanding non-technical forces that influence engineering decisions, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Gender Equality Remains An Illusion For Women In Science, Study Says
If you are a woman scientist or engineer working in an organization portraying itself as

The Comet That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs May Have Washed Up Boulders Onto Hills In Arkansas
A geologist from Tennessee claims that the comet or asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also left some giant boulders perched on top of hills in Arkansas.

Arsenic Shown To Induce Cancer Remission
Arsenic, a notorious poison, may be on the verge of overcoming its bad reputation.

Latest Discoveries On 4th State Of Matter
Researchers will present newly improved techniques for seeing through several inches of lead, first glimpses inside an imploding nuclear fusion pellet, and many other results at this meeting.

NCAR Flies Research Aircraft Below Once-In-A-Century Meteor Storm
Research aircraft from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the U.S.

UF Study: Brain Structure May Play Role In Children's Ability To Learn To Read
Brain structure and hand preference may be as important as environment in influencing a child's ability to learn to read, according to a University of Florida Brain Institute study.

UT Southwestern Establishes Bone-Marrow Transplantation Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has inaugurated a new bone-marrow transplantation program, which will provide potentially life-saving therapies to patients with some forms of cancer.

Ultrasound Procedure Detects Uterine Cancer And Disease
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco report that a painless, non-invasive ultrasound procedure is able to detect over 95 percent of uterine cancer and disease in postmenopausal women.
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