Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 20, 1999
Pacific Northwest developments earn spots in top 100 list
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory aren't in the business of winning awards, but their commitment to solving some of the nation's most complex problems rarely fails to garner attention.

Workplace environment can improve eating habits
Work-site cancer control programs can significantly improve the nutritional habits of its participants, new research reports.

H.pylori bacteria and their human hosts
A mathematical model, based on experimental evidence, of the symbiotic relationship between H.pylori bacterium host.

New Penn State software predicts what happens where rubber meets the road
Penn State researchers have developed the first neural network pattern recognition software -

Program reduces rush hour jams and saves money
A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation program introduced in Pittsburgh to provide quicker aid to motorists in trouble saves money and reduces traffic jams during morning and evening rush hours, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Researchers develop novel mouse model of Alzheimer's disease
Cleveland scientists have developed novel genetically engineered mice that exhibit pathological characteristics of Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers suggest new mechanism to explain DNA charge transfer process
A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has proposed a new explanation for how electronic charge transfer occurs in strands of DNA.

$6.75 Million to extend primate studies of diet and aging
A decade-long study of how diet affects the process of growing old will continue and be expanded at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the help of $6.75 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

American Sociological Association's 94th anual meeting, program highlights
Nearly 5,000 registrants are expected to participate in the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Neutrino hunters break ground underground
A former iron mine --now a Minnesota state park-- will soon be neutrino detector.

Age, ethnicity, income impact exercise habits of elderly
For senior citizens, age, ethnicity, income and fear of crime can impact their confidence and conviction that they can exercise, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Indiana University Center for Aging Research.

Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
The W. M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles has awarded $900,000 to Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Hanson receives one of the first Keck Foundation awards for distinguished young scholars in medical research
Phyllis I. Hanson, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology and physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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