Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 27, 1999
Counting the cost of genome projects
What price knowledge? Genome sequencing, while promising great medical and scientific gains, is an expensive undertaking.

Jefferson scientists use gene repair technique to change albino mice hairs to black
Researchers at Jefferson Medical College have used an innovative

Colorado most dangerous state in nation for avalanche fatalities
Avalanches that have already claimed the lives of three people in the state this winter are a somber reminder of the risks that hikers, skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers face in the Colorado mountains each year.

Why cats are seXY
Call a man a tomcat, and you may be more right than you know.

Guilt by association: Scientists nab suspects in prostate cancer
Prostate cancer kills 40,000 American men annually, but blood tests for the disease are less than 100% reliable.

Consortium focuses on new mouse models of human cancers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Scientists from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have been selected to participate in the National Cancer Institute's new Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium, which includes 19 groups from more than 30 U.S. institutions.

Geomagnetic storms may kick off the new millennium
As though there weren't enough uncertainty about what's going to happen with Y2K, yet another possible problem could occur on that historic transition in time - a geomagnetic storm. 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