Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 11, 1999
Stress-Driven Recrystallization Of A Distorted Protein Crystal -- Mass Transport Without Thermal Activation
The stress-induced reordering of a protein crystal, distorted by electron irradiation, was observed by scientists at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany at very low temperatures, where thermal activation is absent (Nature 6 May 1999).

Society For Conservation Biology 1999 Annual Meeting: Integrating Policy And Science In Conservation Biology
The 1999 SCB meeting takes advantage of the proximity of NGOs, multinational banks, and agencies that set most worldwide conservation policy.

UF Anthropologists Study Techniques To Solve Mysteries Of Dead Bodies
UF anthropologists are using a forest near Gainesville as a natural laboratory and the bodies of pigs as substitute victims to see how the call of the wild and nature's forces can alter the remains of a human being.

Designer Molecules: Largest Protein Ever Created From Scratch Has Implications For Novel Drug Delivery And Diagnostics
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have created the largest protein from scratch, with both a stable and predictable shape.

Cutting-Edge Discoveries In Transplantation To Be Revealed At National Medical Conference
The nation's leading transplant surgeons and researchers will present breakthrough therapies and technologies.

Yes, It Is Warmer
British and American researchers have determined that the world is indeed getting warmer, that the northern hemisphere is warmer than the southern, that nighttime minimum temperatures have increased more than daytime maximums, and that the average annual surface temperature of Earth is 14.0 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit).

Hutch Director Dr. Lee Hartwell To Share His Vision Of Biotechnology In The 21st Century At BIO '99 Meeting
Where will biotechnology be in the year 2050? How will it affect our lives?

Discovery Of Mechanism Causing Colon Cancer
Weizmann Institute researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism involved in causing colon cancer -- a finding that may lead to future cancer therapies, as reported in the May 11 issue of PNAS.

Echinacea Symposium Presents New Research On Chernobyl Victims
Results from a long-term clinical study in the Ukraine on the use of Echinacea to treat victims of the Chernobyl disaster is among new studies to be presented.
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