Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 06, 1999
UB scientists find breast-cancer risk may be influenced by gene that regulates serum triglycerides
University at Buffalo researchers have shown for the first time that a variant of the apolipoprotein E (apoE) gene, known as apoE 4, may increase the risk of breast cancer by inhibiting the elimination of serum triglycerides from the bloodstream.

Satellite fire alarms keep watch on raging California fires
As wildfires ravage the dry California landscape, scientists at the University of Hawaii have created a new satellite/computer tool to help keep tabs on fires and identify a blaze within minutes of the time it starts, even in extremely remote regions.

UCSF professor receives Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award
Kathleen M. Giacomini, PhD, an expert on how the body absorbs and eliminates drugs and other compounds, has received one of the highest honors in the field of pharmaceutical science, the 1999 Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award given by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

Eating contaminated Great Lakes sport fish does not inhibit lactation, UB study finds
A study by University at Buffalo reproductive epidemiologists has found no association between eating DDE-contaminated sport fish from Lake Ontario and the length of lactation in nursing mothers.

The biggest crashes in the universe
For the first time scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Golm near Potsdam, Germany, have simulated how two black holes merged into each other in a grazing collision.

Health plays a crucial role in California labor market, according to UCSF researchers
People who lose jobs often experience a worsening of health by the following year and those with poor health are more likely to lose jobs by the next year, according to results of the second California Work and Health Survey (CWHS) led by UCSF researchers.
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