Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 09, 1999
Old electronics are new again
Researchers at CPU Tech, a privately held California-based company, are developing a core processing architecture that will make it possible to upgrade high-end embedded electronic systems while retaining the value of time-tested application software and development tools.

New techniques to foil cyber intruders
Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., are developing new statistical techniques to aid human operators in detecting and defending computer networks against intrusion.

University of Pittsburgh study finds that simple test spots early signs of heart disease in women
Women now have a new weapon in the war against heart disease.

Mayo Clinic study implicates fungus as cause of chronic sinusitis
Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found the cause of most chronic sinus infections -- an immune system response to fungus.

UCSF hosts educational symposium on menopause
UC San Francisco Women's Health is hosting an all-day educational symposium designed for women in the community called

UCSF/Mount Zion violence prevention project receives grant to establish clinic for child witnesses of domestic violence
As many as 10 million children witness acts of interpersonal violence each year.

Turning off cancer shield may allow safer cancer therapy
A study being published in the Sept. 10 issue of the journal Science shows that effective cancer treatment may result from the suppression of p53.

Molecular inner workings of fruit fly clock explained
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have solved the molecular intricacies of how a fruit fly controls the synchronization of its internal clock to cycles of light and dark.

Nonlinear flight control
A comparison of intelligent, adaptive, and nonlinear flight control laws is the topic of a paper recently published in proceedings of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Enzyme inhibitor reduces cardiac cell death in heart attack
Northwestern University researchers have found that a capsase inhibitor known as YVAD-cmk not only blocks programmed cell death in myocardial infarction but also protects heart tissue, dramatically reducing the amount of myocardial death by over 30 percent.

Experts take aim at Montezuma's revenge at conference organized by UM school of medicine
About 400 infectious disease experts from around the world will gather in Baltimore this month to share the latest information on how to combat two common forms of bacteria, known for their ability to cause a tremendous amount of discomfort.

Alliance Chautauquas give a glimpse of emerging access grid
Researchers and educators are getting a firsthand look at how science, education, and business will be conducted in the next millenium at a series of 21st-century technology road shows sponsored by the National Computational Science Alliance.The third of this series of Chautauquas will be held at Boston University, September 13-16.

Gift funds new Gene Media Forum at Syracuse University
The Gene Media Forum, created through a gift to Syracuse University's S.I.

First observation of a new quantum gas
ONR-supported researchers Deborah Jin of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Brian DeMarco of the University of Colorado at Boulder and JILA -- a joint research institute of NIST and CU -- report in today's issue of Science the achievement of the first Fermi degenerate gas of atoms.
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