Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 15, 1998
Utah Researchers Developing Nonvolatile RAM Technology
University of Utah researchers have developed a new class of magnetic-field sensors expected to lead to the creation of nonvolatile random access memory cells.

Hopkins Researchers Develop New Therapy For Autoimmune Disorders Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis And Lupus
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center used high doses of the chemotherapy drug cyclophosphamide alone to control previously untreatable forms of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and hemolytic anemia.

Diabetes & Holiday Foods: Cedars-Sinai Physician Offers Tips To Maintain Healthy Holiday Balance
Rich, sugary holiday foods offer a special challenge for people with diabetes.

Dependability Upgrade: Military Aircraft Display Unit Gets Redesign To Improve Performance
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have designed an upgrade for a display unit used on more than 3,000 military aircraft.

Best Use Of Angiostatin May Be To Enhance Radiation Therapy
The scientists who discovered how low-dose angiostatin enhances radiation therapy demonstrate that only brief exposure to angiostatin is required to get substantial anti- tumor effects.

Marijuana-Like Compounds May Alter Human Fertility, UB Researchers Show
Scientists at the University at Buffalo have shown that marijuana-like compounds called anandamides, found in the testis, uterus and oviduct, may play a role in regulating functions of human sperm and influence their ability to fertilize eggs.

New Mural Depicts Jewish Contributions To History Of Medicine
HIGHLIGHTS: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's new mural,

New Climate System Model Shows Earth's Surface Temperature Rising
The earth's mean surface temperature is expected to rise .2 degree Kelvin (.36 degree Fahrenheit) per decade over the next four decades, according to a new modeling study.

UH Professor Wesley Peterson Named Japan Prize Laureate
A 70-something mathemetician and engineer who rides his bike to campus each day, just ran the Honolulu marathon, enjoys Asian culture and never took a computer science course in his life has received the $400,000 Japan Prize for Science and Technology for groundbreaking work on error coding that remains the standard for digital communication after nearly 40 years.

Pet Therapy Programs Help Patients In Rehab, Physical Therapy And More
A pink pawprint on the door of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patient rooms indicates that the patient inside will soon be visited by a furry, four-legged

Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
Injections of immunostimulatory DNA sequences developed by Dynavax Technologies inhibited disease symptoms as effectively as seven days of systemic corticosteroids in an animal model of asthma.
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