Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 18, 1999
Weather On Tiny Pacific Island May Hold Clues To Global Climate Change
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A team of researchers from the U.S.

So Near And Yet So Far. . . FDA Approves Laser Vision Correction For Farsightedness
The FDA has approved VISX Excimer Laser Systems for the correction of hyperopia (farsightedness) via laser surgery.

New Center For Computational Research Makes UB A Top-10 Academic Supercomputing Site In U.S.
The University at Buffalo has established a world-class computational research facility, dramatically transforming the university from a campus without a supercomputer into one of the top-10 academic supercomputing sites in the U.S.

National USDA Center For Food Gene Data
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will establish a national food gene data research center, the Center for Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics, at Cornell University.

Wolf Prize In Medicine Awarded To Kandel, Columbia's Pioneer Of Memory Research
Eric R. Kandel, the Columbia University biologist and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator who has devoted four decades to discovering what molecular changes take place in cells when an organism learns a new behavior, has been named to receive the 1999 Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to