Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 31, 1998
NYU Researchers Find Infants Understand How To Put Words Together Into Simple Language-Like Sentences
A team of researchers led by NYU psychologist Gary Marcus has discovered that seven-month-old infants have a previously undiscovered ability for learning about the world and attacking the problem of language acquisition.

Novel Therapeutic Approach To Treatment Of Arthritic Disease
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have studied an investigational anti-angiogenesis treatment -- previously employed against various forms of cancer -- to assess its impact on arthritic disease in an animal model.

Researchers Probe New Depths In Plant Communications
Biologists at the University of California, Davis, report the discovery of an important element in the complicated internal communication and transportation systems of plants: a previously unknown

Wetting Of Structured Or Imprinted Surfaces - Zooming Down Onto The Nanoscale
Wetting and dewetting phenenoma are all around us. The spreading of paint and adhesives on solid surfaces or the application of cosmetics onto the human skin rely on the wetting properties of these liquids.

NEAR Spacecraft Set For January 3 Main Engine Burn
The NEAR spacecraft will execute a 24-second engine burn on Jan.

American Heart Association Comment: Results Of Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study II (CIBIS-II)
People with mild to moderate heart failure who were treated with beta-blockers were more likely to survive than individuals who did not receive the drugs, according to a study, CIBIS-II, published in the Jan.

AHA Updates Cardiovascular Disease Rates For Year 2000: New Numbers Reflect Impact Of "Aging" Population
Following the federal government's lead, the American Heart Association has updated the way it computes age-adjusted death rates from heart attack and stroke, resulting in death rates that scientists say more realistically depict the true burden of cardiovascular disease, this nation's No.

Making Calculus Palatable
Like parents inducing a child to swallow a pill by embedding it in ice cream, the authors of How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide make calculus palatable by smothering it with outrageous humor.
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