Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 06, 1999
Improving Salmon Management
A half-a-million-dollar (CAN) grant could lead to better management of Pacific salmon.

Researchers Develop New Treatment For Hepatitis B And C As Nation Anticipates Surge In Number Of Cases
Scientists are studying new treatments to combat two viruses that cause chronic liver inflammation and are expected to become increasingly devastating over the next decade.

Negative Mothering Breeds Defiance Into School Years
Adolescent mothers who are depressed and anxious and use negative control tactics such as yelling, insulting, threatening, and spanking their children are likely to find those children continuing their defiant behaviors beyond their pre-school years and into school, researchers are learning.

Far Out Propulsion Conference Blasts Off
Atoms locked in snow, a teaspoon from the heart of the sun, and the stuff that drives a starship will be on the agenda of an advanced space propulsion conference that opens today in Huntsville.

Research Partners 'Demystify' Ceramics Manufacturing
The Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories, five commercial ceramic manufacturers, and Los Alamos National Laboratory are making ceramic history by taking the

A Note of Caution: Be Careful When Mixing Grapefruit Juice With Rxs
Drinking a glass of grapefruit juice with medications has long been known to help with the body's absorption of certain drugs.

Study Indicates Adolescent Smokers Are More Susceptible To Long-Term DNA Damage From Smoking Than Adults Smokers
Adolescent smokers appear to be more susceptible to long-term DNA damage associated with lung cancer than people who start smoking only as adults, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher that examined DNA damage in former smokers who have lung cancer.

U.S. In The Midst Of A Heroin Epidemic, But Many Overdose Deaths Can Be Prevented
The number of heroin overdoses is increasing across the U.S.

Boys Overestimate Their School Skills, Girls Underestimate Theirs
Boys tend to overestimate their school performance and girls tend to underestimate theirs.

ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched
In an effort to better educate patients and health care providers about ENBREL (etanercept), a breakthrough treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Immunex Corporation and Wyeth- Ayerst Pharmaceuticals have launched the ENBREL web site:

New Research Points The Way To Restoring Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Mammals, Including Humans
Damage to the sensory hair cells in the inner ear is the most frequent cause of permanent hearing loss.

$88 Million From NSF To Maintain CESR
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Cornell University $88,183,000 for the operation of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) over the next 54 months.

Patients May Not Be Receiving The Highest Quality Of Care
A new study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Francisco presents evidence that doctors may withhold needed services from patients in response to financial incentives to control costs. 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