Brightsurf Science News & Current EventsNovember 25, 1998
- Suggestions For An Integrated Product Policy
- New Environment Minister: Kjell Larsson
- Eleven Environmental Indicators
- Environmental Information For Fincancial Markets
Swedenvironment is a newsletter from Ministry if the Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Chemicals Inspectorate in Sweden.
Montana State University Scientist Contributes To Latest Dinosaur Discovery
Egg shell analysis by a researcher at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., help confirm findings of rare sauropod embryos in the Patagonia region of Argentina.
New Phylloxera Strain Poses Threat Primarily To Grape Nurseries
A new form of phylloxera -- related to the subterranean insect that cost California's premium winegrape industry more than $1 billion in replanting costs during the last decade -- has appeared in three of the state's grape nurseries over the last two years.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet - November 25
- 9-Year-Old is Tumor-Free for the First Time in His Life
- Diabetes and the Holidays
- Clinic Treats Infectious Diseases in Children Adopted Internationally
- Clinical Trial Studies Use of Antibiotic in Preventing Second Heart Attacks
- So Near and Yet So Far.
Memory Loss In Old Age No Longer Linked To Dying Brain Cells
Psychologists find that loss of memory in old age is not caused by the death of brain cells, but rather by a change in the way the remaining cells function.
New Findings On Receptor Regulation May Lead To Better Drugs For Diabetes
Promising new treatments for adult-onset diabetes hinge on the action of a receptor that controls how cells respond to the hormone insulin.
Better Training, Not New Technology Is Needed To Stop Pilots Crashing
The biggest single cause of air accident fatalities is not mechanical failure, but disorientated pilots flying into terrain.
Shedding Light On Circadian Rhythms
Two teams of HHMI researchers and their collaborators have found what may be the missing molecular link between sunlight and the circadian clock.
Young Stars "Undressed" By Massive Stars Nearby
Although observations from an Arizona telescope show that several young stars near the Orion Nebula have been stripped of the gas and dust surrounding them by radiation from massive stars nearby, these stars surprisingly produce supersonic jets of gas shooting out from them.
Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation - Statement From Claude Lenfant, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
A study in the November 26 New England Journal of Medicine shows that cord blood transplantation is a feasible procedure for patients who do not have a related matching donor.
Scientists Tackle Climate Variability, Global Warming At Paris Meeting
In a major agenda-setting conference that will guide much of the world's climate research for the next decade, representatives from over 60 countries will gather in Paris December 2-4 to examine questions relating to natural climate variability, the human role in global climate change, and the predictability of global and regional climate.
Molecular Mechanism For Evolution Described
Researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered the first molecular mechanism for promoting evolutionary change in response to the environment.
Biochemical Markers Could Help Identify Battered Children
Biochemicals in the brain could become an important tool for doctors investigating suspicions of child abuse.
New Insight Into Genetic Cause Of Infant Mortality
The most common genetic cause of infant mortality happens because cells cannot properly process messenger RNA.