Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 02, 1999
Stock market of the future will have built-in safeguard against insider trading, study suggests
Two professors modeling a stock exchange that uses electronic trading say the stock market of the future can have built-in characteristics that diminish the gains from insider trading, according to a study in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMSĀ®).

MIT researchers explore physics, geometry of crumpling
What do mountains, wrinkled slacks, and a crushed soda can have in common?

Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent with new drug regimen
A new study, led by a leading University of Michigan heart researcher and published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that adding an established medication to standard treatment regimens for heart failure reduced deaths by 30 percent.

Researcher finds plant toxin that causes fungal suicide
A Purdue University researcher has discovered that a natural plant toxin can stop invading fungi by turning a fungus's protein production system against itself.The findings, announced Monday (9/6) by horticulture Professor Ray Bressan at the meeting of the Chinese National Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, could lead to genetically engineered crops that are able to resist fungal infections.

Despite rainfall, streamflows returning to lows, groundwater levels drop
Streamflow in parts of Maryland and Delaware increased last week due to the heavy rainfall.

Earthquake shakes northern Illinois
A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.5 according to the U.S.

Patients with severe psoriasis suffer daily, study finds
Psoriasis significantly reduces quality of life, according to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Researchers to convene to explore how computers can better read handwriting, music, even sanskrit
New ways of bridging the gap between the written word and the ability to access it electronically will be on the agenda at the fifth International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) to be held in Bangalore, India on Sept.

Geologists study how beachfront property turned mountainous
A team of U.S. and German scientists is studying how North America formed almost 2 billion years ago along the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Wyoming, which they believe used to be a coastline.

Scientists create smart mouse
In an achievement that one day may give scientists the ability to boost human intelligence, Princeton University researchers reported today that they have genetically modified mice to have improved learning and memory.

Low doses of aspirin help prevent some strokes; high doses may increase risk for others
When it comes to aspirin as a way to prevent stroke in healthy individuals, less may be more according to a study in the current issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Biologists predict more marine disease
Headline-grabbing die-offs of sea life could be just the tip of the iceberg as global warming and pollution allow old diseases to find new hosts, 13 biologists predict in this week's issue (Sept.

NRC discovery allows scientists to watch the ultrafast processes of the microworld
Scientists at the National Research Council of Canada have developed a technique that allows them to follow the ultrafast internal processes that lead to electronic- structural rearrangements in molecules. 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