Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 17, 1999
Who Cares For You When You're Ill
The presence of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and the debate that surrounds it, is the subject of a new study by U-M researcher Peter D.

Breast-Feeding Hormone Lowers Nursing Moms' Blood Pressure
A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill links increased levels of the hormone oxytocin to lower blood pressure among mothers who nurse their babies.

Higher Doses Of Methadone May Do The Trick, New Study Says
Methadone, the granddaddy of replacement treatments for addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs, has been available for 30 years.

A Chance Find Has Solved The Riddle Of Glowing Deep-Sea Vents
The ghostly glow lighting deep-sea vents may be caused by a simple chemical reaction.

Fifteenth Anniversary Of The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study
The Multicenter AIDS Cohort (MACS), a four-institution, 15- year research project that has tracked the occurrence and consequences of human immunodefiency virus (HIV) in the lives of a group of 5,000 homosexual and bisexual men since the early nineteen-eighties, will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary on March 31, 1999.

Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found
University of Southern California neuroscientists have found a chemical mechanism that provides an explanation for the observed memory-enhancing effects of estrogen.

Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests
Although hearing loss is among the most common chronic conditions in women, the vast majority of women fail to include hearing testing in their routine health care, according to two Northwestern University researchers who recently completed the first major study exclusively focused on hearing in women.

A Bacterium Can Help Slow Global Warming
A bacterium that digests methane is doing its bit to slow global warming, say the American, German and Russian researchers who discovered it.

Tip Sheet: Papers Of Interest, 95th Annual Meeting, Association Of American Geographers
Sound maps, fire risk mapping, and declassified satellite images of Earth from the Cold War era are among the research topics to be presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii March 23-27, 1999.

Center For Ion Mobility Spectrometry Established At INEEL
Ion mobility spectrometry is a highly sensitive and portable analytical technique that has potential applications in such diverse spheres as agriculture, environmental management, and drug discovery.
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