Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 10, 1999
Tip Sheet: Papers At IADR Meeting
A complete list of presentations by U-M faculty and students at the International Association of Dental Research in Vancouver, British Columbia are available upon request.

Important New Fossil Animal Discovered By Wits Scientists
Discovery of a new species of fossil animal 260 million years old, which reinforces South Africa as the place of origin of all mammals, will be announced tomorrow by scientists at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Help On The Way For Victims Of Paralysis
Technology being developed at Simon Fraser University's (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) school of kinesiology is closer to helping victims of stroke or spinal cord paralysis regain voluntary control of paralyzed limbs.

New Technology Turns French Fry Oil Into Diesel Fuel
The vegetable oil used to cook crispy, golden french fries may soon power diesel engines.

Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Discover Heavy Metal Contamination In Northern Mexico
Dartmouth Medical School researchers have discovered industrial pollution sites in northern Mexico that have higher than ever before reported levels of heavy metal contamination.

At Last There's A Way To Fight The Dreaded E.coli
A Canadian biotech company has developed the first drug to treat the agonising gut cramps and life-threatening kidney damage that result from Eshcherichia coli 0157 infections.

Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases
A new analysis by Duke University Medical Center researchers indicates that 1 in 12 implants of tiny tubes called stents to hold open newly unclogged arteries in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease may be unnecessary.

Surviving In Fast-Changing Industries: Learn Lessons From Disk Drive Industry, Say Researchers From Harvard & MIT
Survival in fast-changing industries correlates with mastery of two abilities, according to a paper published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMSĀ®).

The Stronger The Key Used To Encode Files, The Easier It Is To Find
Screensavers could betray you while you're out for lunch. Cryptographers in Israel have discovered that the more random a

Study Highlights Flu Risks For Women With Chronic Illness
In a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report that women under the age of 65 with certain chronic medical conditions experience substantial morbidity and mortality from acute cardiopulmonary events during influenza season each year.
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