Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 27, 1999
Compounds in most ground water do not exceed water standards
Ground water used for drinking water generally does not contain levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in excess of drinking water criteria, according to a national assessment by the U.S.

'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment
A forceful blow to the head can trigger a

PricewaterhouseCooper's forecasts health care in 2010
In a look ahead to 2010, PricewaterhouseCoopers has completed a new primary research study, surveying more than 400 health care thought leaders worldwide, that predicts the forces shaping the global and U.S. healthcare industry.

Daughters' vulnerability, source of depression in women at high risk for ovarian cancer
Women with a family history of ovarian cancer become depressed when they realize their daughters may also be at risk.

Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes
The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $1 million to support a new partnership between Meharry Medical College and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

NSF awards $6 million to help minority schools prepare for advanced computer networks
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today it has awarded almost $6 million over four years to help institutions of higher learning that traditionally serve minority communities prepare for the next generation of information technology and computer networks.

Study indicates unexpected earthquake dangers lie beneath the Pacific Northwest
Under heat and pressure, minerals are breaking down deep beneath your feet.

Physicians consistent in prescribing hormone therapy
The majority of Ontario doctors agree on the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women and are consistent in their reasons for prescribing it, says a recent University of Toronto study.

42 million Americans use groundwater vulnerable to contamination by volatile organic compounds
USGS researchers estimate that 42 million Americans use groundwater vulnerable to low-level contamination by volatile organic compounds.

Remarks of Ed Wasserman, Ph.D., President, American Chemical Society on federal investment in research
American Chemical Society President Ed Wasserman, spoke on Capitol Hill, today, in support of the

Threats to scientists condemned by research support organization
The targeting of over 80 primate researchers by the animal rights group

Visionary physician pioneers alternative clubfoot treatment
To help children who have one of the most common birth defects, University of Iowa Health Care orthopaedic surgeon Ignacio Ponseti, MD, two orthopaedic colleagues and a group of parent supporters have begun an educational crusade to increase awareness and acceptance of a non-surgical, low-cost treatment, the

Parental co-operation crucial for children of divorce
Children can develop long-term social and emotional problems if separating parents don't work together to put their kids first, says University of Toronto lecturer Hanna McDonough.

University of Pittsburgh study suggests herpes-delivered gene could provide long-term, systemic therapy for peripheral neuropathy
University of Pittsburgh investigators report important advances with a gene vector system that could eventually aid the successful clinical delivery of a therapeutic gene for peripheral neuropathy.

Harvard Med. School report warns of world health threat
Six years after international health officials declared tuberculosis a global crisis, deadly strain of the disease is spiraling out of control.

New study claims data on pollutants worldwide are unreliable, and that some may be less--or more--harmful than thought
Much of the information on pollution world-wide is flawed at best and could be entirely wrong, according to a just- published study, led by a visiting scientist at the University of Georgia.

Mayo Clinic investigates new device to regulate beating of the heart and improve pump function
Mayo Clinic cardiologists are investigating the use of a new pacemaker-defibrillator device that may offer new hope for patients with heart failure who also have potentially dangerous uncoordinated or irregular contractions of the heart.

Cedars-Sinai researchers participate in study to assess effects of soy-based supplement on symptoms of menopause
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are seeking women who experience
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