Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 12, 1999
Striking A Healthy Balance For The Elderly
U-M study says the elderly consume recommended dietary allowances of iron, zinc and magnesium, but nutritional supplements and drugs can offset the balance of these nutrients.

Causes, Prevention Of Dwarfism Are Goals Of International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Uncovering the causes and, eventually, a

Reaching For The Stars: Scientists Examine Using Antimatter And Fusion To Propel Future Spacecraft
Antimatter and more

Plants Use 'Snorkels' To Survive Floods
When flooded by water, some plants send up shoots above the surface and use the new leaves as a kind of 'snorkel'.

BioNumerik Reports Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 90th Annual Meeting Of The AACR
BioNumerik this week presents new data at the 90th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

America's Most Powerful Centrifuge Testing Dam Safety At CU-Boulder
In the basement of the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science, a monstrous centrifuge sporting an 80,000-pound swinging arm and a box to tote hefty payloads whirls a miniature earthen dam at 200 miles per hour.

HHMI Offers NIH Internships To Science Teachers Throughout Region
Secondary school science teachers throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area soon will have an opportunity to spend a summer in research laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), learning how biomedical scientists go about solving the mysteries of human disease.

Taking The Animal Out Of Animal Testing
A Rensselaer Incubator company has commercialized a technology that may take the animal out of animal testing.

Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men
For still unknown reasons, women with advanced congestive heart failure survive twice as long as men with the same life-threatening condition, according to a new study.

Federally Sponsored Panel To Look At Data On Plasticizers: Do They Harm Reproduction, Or Children's Development?
The federal government's new reproductive risk evaluation center today announced its first review -- a look at the possible reproductive risks to plastics workers and consumers from seven phthaltes found widely in consumer products and the environment.

Astronomers Find First Observational Evidence for "Hypernova" Explosion
Astronomers at Northwestern University and University of Illinois have detected the first observational evidence for the remnants of hypernovae, explosions a hundred times more energetic than supernovae and the most energetic events known in the Universe other than the Big Bang.
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