Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 17, 1998
Study Illuminates Brain's Ability To "Rewire" Itself After Strokes Or Injuries
The adult brain appears to have a surprisingly strong built- in capacity for change, a study by Vanderbilt University researchers suggests in a paper published in recent issue of Science.

NYU Anthropologist Says Female Statuettes From Ice-Age Europe Were Carved To Protect Health Of Pregnant Mothers
NYU anthropologist Randall White has uncovered evidence that female statuettes carved in various parts of Europe during the Paleolithic period were intended primarily to protect the health of mother and child during childbirth.

Professor Says Roosevelt, Churchill Differed Markedly In Postwar Vision
While many people have reconsidered World War II from the perspective of a half century, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill historian decided to look at the war from the opposite direction -- how did leaders of the West envision the future during the great conflict?

Psychiatric Research At Risk?
The American Psychiatric Association commends efforts but questions some recommendations in the National Bioethics Advisory Commission research guidelines report released today.

Book By Shipman Wins Phi Beta Kappa Award In Science
A book written by Pat Shipman, adjunct professor of anthropology at Penn State, has received the 1998 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
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