Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 20, 1999
New Areas Of High Biological Diversity Discovered
Attractive animals have been studied in more detail than lower orders of animals.

First Scientific Discovery Made With The Hobby-Eberly Telescope
The press release describes the first scientific discovery made with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET).

Study Suggests Inflammation Signs Can Show Who Will Develop Diabetes
For the first time, researchers working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have uncovered major evidence that inflammation plays an undefined but central role in development of Type 2 diabetes.

Polish Parliamentarians More Independent Than Western European Colleagues
The Polish parliament plays a more important role in legislation than many parliaments in Western Europe.

'Energy Density' -- Not Fat -- Is Key To Feeling Full While Managing Weight
Eating your usual amount but selecting low energy density meals, which have fewer calories per ounce and contain lots of fruits, vegetables or grains, offers a way to cut back on calories and still leave the table feeling full and satisfied, a Penn State study suggests.

The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking
The cost of a kidney transplant has dropped so significantly that University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers say it is cheaper to have a transplant than to stay on dialysis for more than two and a half years, even among the sickest patients.

Children Benefit Most From Sun Safety Interventions
Americans are slow to protect themselves against the most common form of cancer in the United States: skin cancer.

Leading Biomedical Scientists From Ten Countries To Present Their Research At HHMI Conference In Moscow On June 22-25
The news spotlight in Moscow expands to include science on June 22-25, 1999, when 33 of Russia's leading biomedical researchers gather with colleagues from nine other countries to discuss their latest findings on how viruses infect cells, genetic defects lead to cancer and other topics at the frontier of biology.

Porous Silicon Lights Way For New Analytical Devices
Porous silicon, a roughed-up version of the material that paved the way for the computer industry, is now smoothing the way for new types of chemical and medical analyses, including micro-laboratories designed to fit on a computer chip.
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