Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 15, 1999
Professor Will Connect With Students Live From China Dinosaur Site
On Thursday, Jan. 21, science students at two Indiana schools will communicate live via internet with Purdue University research Richard Hengst, who is on a scientific expeidition to a dinosaur site in southwest China.

Walking Without Moving: Proton Diffusion In Water
Nearly 200 years after its initial conception, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and the New York University have unravelled the so- called

Long Distance Truckers In India Are Spreading HIV
In this week's BMJ, researchers report that the sexual behaviour of long distance truckers in India plays a fundamental role in spreading HIV infection throughout the country.

NASA Hurricane Study Reveals "Intriguing" Results
NASA and other weather researchers have learned

Technology Reduces Reliance On Fungicides For Grape Growers
Keeping grapes healthy is a formidable task for growers, especially with a persistent fungal disease problem like powdery mildew.

New Guidelines On Smoking Cessation In England Launched
This week's BMJ publishes a summary of the new Smoking Cessation Guidelines for Health Professionals which hopes to stop patients from smoking within routine clinical care.

Medical Students Are Taking Risks With HIV During Elective Studies
Two papers in this week's BMJ conclude that medical students are not being given adequate health advice and support when undertaking their elective studies in countries with a relatively high prevalence of blood borne viruses, such as HIV.

University Of California Researchers Call For Changes In Management Of Agricultural And Environmental Resources In 21st Century
Researchers with the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources will discuss their research and perspectives on California's most critical agricultural and environmental issues at the 1999 AAAS meeting in Anaheim, Calif., Jan.

Gluten Intolerance Is Underdiagnosed
Underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of coeliac disease (gluten intolerance) are not uncommon in general practice in the UK and lead to unnecessary suffering in patients, say researchers in this week's BMJ.

Maternal Anxiety May Affect Fetal Development
Although there are many contributors to fetal growth and birth weight, reduced blood flow through the uterine arteries, which may be caused by stress or anxiety, could partially explain why women who are anxious during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, says research in this week's BMJ.
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