Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 01, 1998
"Mirage" Used To Measure Age Of Universe
An international team led by a young Australian scientist has used CSIRO's Australia Telescope to measure how fast the Universe is expanding-and found it to be both older and larger than previously thought.

Digital Mammography Offers Better Breast Cancer Diagnoses
Images of the female breast created digitally could lead to more accurate breast cancer screening and diagnoses than traditional X-ray films, according to a new study.

Severe Pain Following Shingles Safely Relieved In Clinical Trial Of Anti-Convulsant Drug Gabapentin
In a clinical trial of a new type of drug to relieve severe, chronic pain caused by nerve damage, the anti-convulsant medicine gabapentin has provided significant relief from the aching, burning, tearing pain that some shingles patients suffer for years after other symptoms subside.

'Fireworks' Form Magnetic Ceramics
A new process that uses controlled 'fireworks' to produce designer magnetic ceramics has been developed by researchers working at University College London (UCL).

Tips For Surviving The Holiday Season From The American Heart Association
If you are at risk for or have heart disease, following a little good sense during this season of reflection can reap benefits all year long.

American Psychiatric Association Tipsheet - December
In the December issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry:
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