Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 22, 1999
After 50 years, fundamental problem of quantum physics solved at last
For half a century theorists struggled to solve the scattering of three charged particles, a basic atomic process responsible for the cool plasmas of fluorescent lights and ion beams that engrave silicon chips.

Beyond the bedside: Nurses improve patients' lives through research
Puppets, coloring books and rocking chairs are among the tools that University of Rochester nurse researchers use to improve our health.

In mapping the structure of short-lived bacterial 'switches,' biochemist may find novel answer to antibiotic resistance
A Brandeis University researcher and her colleagues have unmasked the structure of ephemeral protein

Fusing organic synthesis and inorganic materials chemistry: making more than the sum of its parts
Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a way to fuse organic synthesis and inorganic materials chemistry at their core, creating a new class of hybrid materials that are greater than the sum of their parts.

Anti-IgE therapy improves symptoms and lowers steroid use in people with asthma
Some people with allergic asthma can experience improvement in their symptoms even as they reduce or completely eliminate the need for oral or inhaled corticosteroids by using anti- IgE, according to today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The future of the world with materials science and engineering
Devices that allow us to 'talk' to fish, machines the size of a human hair, implants controlled by the chemicals in our bodies, and super-light weight space stations could all be a part of our technological future.

Oregon Health Sciences University researchers take steps to genetically modify monkeys for the research of human disease
OHSU Resarchers have taken steps to genetically modify monkeys for use as models for human disease.
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