Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 07, 2000
UW article in New England Journal highlights obscure but deadly disease
An article in the New England Journal of Medicine sheds light on a deadly but largely unknown disease studied by University of Washington scientists.

Flying trains
Flying trains could save on energy and cut pollution say Japanese engineers who have just tested out a research model.

Nation's first prevention pavilion at Fox Chase Cancer Center offers genetic counseling and prevention programs for families at risk of cancer
Families concerned about their risk of getting cancer can explore their genetic and environmental risk at the nation's first Prevention Pavilion now open on the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus.

Caught in the web: UF/Cincinnati study shows internet addicts suffer from mental illness
A rising number of people are hooked on the Internet and battling an addiction just as serious as those who compulsively shop, steal, gamble or abuse drugs or alcohol.

Brain cell 'chorus' appears as attention increases
The sudden emergence of a brain cell

University of Maryland School of Medicine study links hepatitis C spread in Egypt to injection campaigns
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have concluded that a high prevalence of hepatitis C infection in Egypt can be traced to mass treatment campaigns to fight a common illness in that country decades ago.

First of a kind nursing fellowship launched to improve 'best practice' through research
A $100,000 award by the Hugoton Foundation has been made to the Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Nursing Research at NYU's Division of Nursing and the NYU Hospitals Center's Nursing Research Council.

Food web theory suggests ecology may be governed by general rules
Applying simple

Yale management paper on March Madness plays office pool with operations research model
A Yale operations researcher who studies AIDS prevention will turn to a lighter subject when he delivers a scholarly paper on playing March Madness office pools at the spring convention of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMSĀ®).

Study stopped early: high blood pressure drug less effective than diuretic
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has stopped part of a large clinical trial of blood pressure medications because Cardura®, one of the drugs, wasn't as effective as a less expensive diuretic medication.

Fungus could destroy cocaine plants
A fungus could be the latest weapon in the war against drugs.

Economist thinks recession will next occur in two years
Economic expansions never die of old age, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill financial expert says, and there's no reason why the current prosperity cannot last for another decade or more, but the odds are against it.

NASA seeks ideas for future space transportation plan
NASA is beginning a new journey toward the launchpad with a second-generation reusable launch vehicle (RLV) system that will be safer and cheaper than today's technology, and will rely more heavily on the commercial space business to meet NASA's science and exploration goals.

University of Colorado salmon study spawns new insight into human brain aging
A University of Colorado at Boulder study of landlocked salmon indicates they possess a genetically programmed

NHLBI stops part of study -- high blood pressure drug performs no better than standard treatment
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has stopped one part of a large high blood pressure study early because one of the tested drugs, an alpha-adrenergic blocker, was found less effective than the more traditional diuretic in reducing some forms of cardiovascular disease.

Night lights don't lead to nearsightedness, study suggests
A new study suggests that leaving a light on in a sleeping infant's room won't increase the child's chance of becoming nearsighted.
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