Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 10, 1998
PAHO Director Urges Health Protection In Hurricane Talks
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. George Alleyne, called on the international community Thursday to protect the health of the Central Americans affected by Hurricane Mitch and sought support for a project to control and eventually eliminate cholera.

Blood Is Less Sticky With Estrogen Replacement Therapy
By helping keep their blood less sticky, or viscous, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may help women lower their risk of heart disease.

Study Associates Asteroid Or Comet Impact With Extinctions In Argentina
A paper in Science magazine proposes that a major ecosystem-altering asteroid or comet impact took place 3.3 million years ago - a geologically recent time - in what is now Argentina.

UNC-CH Marine Scientists Contribute To Research On Ship Sunk Off NC Coast
CHAPEL HILL - Using the scientific equivalent of a fine- toothed comb, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill marine scientists are part of a state team of archeologists and university faculty painstakingly studying a sailing ship that sank three centuries ago off the North Carolina coast.

Nature's Hardest Puzzle
Researchers are closing in on making tooth enamel, the hardest substance found in vertebrates.

Earthquake Provides Proof That Earth's Innermost Core Is Solid
If Earth were a candy, there would be a nut inside that creamy filling.

USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
A study led by USC shows that a new kind of therapy helps prevent rejection in patients who've had heart transplants.

Continued Prophylactic Treatment Of P. Marneffei Can Prevent Relapse
A large number of patients in Thailand who are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have become ill from a previously very rare fungus called Penicillium Marneffei.

Laboratory Under Construction
NASA's biotechnology program may get an early start on International Space Station - even before a permanent crew mans the station.

NSF Awards Career Development Grants To Women
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has honored 206 outstanding women nationwide this year with $13.7 million in awards through its Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (POWRE) program.

Common Cannibals, A New Study Examines The Role That Intraspecific Predation Plays In Determining The Dynamics Of A Population
While humans may find the thought of cannibalism unsettling, other species seem to eat their own kind quite readily.

Quality Control System Ensures Genetic Instructions Are Ready To Go
Cells pay even closer attention to quality control of genetic information than scientists previously thought, according to new findings by University of Wisconsin Medical School researchers.
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