Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 05, 1999
First Trial Comparing Adderall To Ritalin For ADHD Shows It To Be Longer-Lasting, Equally As Effective
The first trial of comparable doses of Ritalin, the standard treatment for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Adderall, another drug used to treat ADHD, has shown that Adderall lasts longer than Ritalin and is at least as effective.

Globalization Of The Economy Focus Of AAAS R&D Colloquium
The globalization of the economy, the future of electronic commerce, and the role of industry, state, and local goernments in boosting the knowledge economy will be addressed at the 24th annual American Association for the Advancement of Science Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy.

Compounds From Fruits, Vegetables And Grains Slow The Growth Of Human Tumor Cells
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison report in the current issue of the Journal of Nutrition that small concentrations of two compounds from plants we eat suppress the growth of three kinds of human cancer cells in the laboratory.

UCSF And Eight Other Medical Centers Chosen For National Cancer Institute's Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium
The University of California San Francisco has been named one of nine academic research medical centers to form the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Disabilities Don't Raise Insurance Costs
A new survey of human resource managers has found that companies' health, life and disability insurance costs rarely rise because of hiring employees with disabilities, but that attitudinal stereotypes about people with disabilities are still pervasive in the workplace, causing them to be hired less and fired more than workers without disabilities.

Trial Begins For First Artificial Liver Device Using Human Cells
The University of Chicago Hospitals are beginning clinical testing of the first artificial liver device using human rather than pig cells.

Finer Copper Wires For Faster Integrated Circuits
A researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has devised a new way to inlay copper wires in the semiconductor wafers used to create integrated circuits.

Residential Dust Control Fails To Reduce Blood Lead Levels In Children
Dust control -- one of the cornerstones of preventing children's exposure to lead in the home -- is ineffective in reducing blood lead levels, according to a Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati study published in the April edition of

USGS Advisory: DNA Fingerprinting Allows Non-Intrusive Study Of Grizzly Bears
Recent advances in genetic technology that allow scientists to study bear populations without handling bears is the topic of Katherine Kendall's lecture scheduled for April 6 at 1 PM in Room 3004 at the Main Interior Building at 1849 C St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Profits From Cigarettes, Other 'Vice' Products Bolstered By Users Trying To Cut Consumption, Says Yale Researcher
Sophisticated consumer strategies to restrict their consumption of cigarettes and other problematic

Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice
Treatment of mice with substances that halt the growth of blood vessels inhibited the development of artery-clogging deposits known as plaque, as well as the tiny blood vessels that may nourish the plaque, according to a study reported in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
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