Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 13, 1999
Women With Cancer Want More Control
Women with cancer want increased control and better information about their treatment options, concludes new research by David Hess, professor of anthropology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Life On The Edge
NASA and educators join forces to provide a hands-on experiment for students to learn about life in extreme environments.

Culturally Relevant Behavioral Intervention Dramatically Reduces STDs
NIAID-supported researchers have developed a behavioral intervention that significantly reduced new cases of chlamydial infection and gonorrhea during a 12-month period among a group of African-American and Mexican-American women in health clinics in San Antonio, Texas.

University Of Georgia, Ukraine Sign Agreement
The University of Georgia (UGA) Provost and the Vice President for Research will sign an international agreement this Friday, January 15.

A Woman's Egg Can Be Freezer Friendly, If You Go Easy On The Salt
Human eggs don't freeze well. But researchers in New Jersey say they have overcome the problem by abandoning the idea that the eggs should be frozen in a solution resembling body fluids.

Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
In two separate studies, vision researchers at the Yerkes Primate Research Center have discovered that the visual experience of one eye influences the growth and subsequent quality of vision in the fellow eye.

Rethinking Recovered Memories: Psychoanalysis And The Workings Of Memory
A review of the literature surrounding recovered memory by British writer Mary Target offers another perspective based on psychological research into memory.

Study: Calcium Supplements Appear To Protect Against Colorectal Cancer
Calcium supplements moderately reduce the risk of recurring polyp growth in the colon and appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to a new national study.

Experimental Break-Ins Reveal Vulnerability In Internet, UNIX Computer Security
Duke University computer science researchers found that using an experimental computer, they could

Vibrating Cells Could Be The Ultimate In Noninvasive Screening
A fast three-dimensional imaging device could be the ultimate in noninvasive screening for cancerous tissue.

Brain Tumor Support Group Meeting Scheduled At Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute
Advancements in chemotherapy treatment are allowing patients with certain brain tumors to live longer and fuller lives.

Even People Who Are Completely Paralysed Can Teach Their Brains To Type
Researchers in Germany and America claim to have developed a device which teaches totally paralysed patients to type, without using surgery of any kind.

Get Intimate With E-Mail
Research by a social scientist at Rensselaer confirms that online relationships can lead to face-to-face romance as in the scenario in You've Got Mail, the hit movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

NYU Scientists Build Nano-Robotic "Arm" Prototype From Synthetic DNA
NYU researchers have built a mechanical device from synthetic DNA that is a possible prototype for a nano-scale robotic

Researchers Discover Mechanism That Drives Daily Body Rhythms
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers have discovered that the genetic machinery that controls the inner movements of the biological clock may also drive the basic rhythms of the body--body temperature, blood pressure, hormones and the sleep-wake cycle.

UI Researcher Unraveling Mechanisms For Postoperative Pain
Imagine having an operation and recuperating without the usual discomfort or even being pain-free after surgery.
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