Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 14, 2000
Dual trained doctors treat mind and body together
An estimated 15 percent of all people with medical problems also have a serious psychiatric problem, yet physicians without specialized psychiatric training are treating 90 percent of those problems.

Purdue joins Midwest effort to create biobased products
As this summer's gasoline prices soar skyward, Purdue University has joined with five other institutions to help the United States free itself from dependence on petroleum- based products.

Researchers develop tastier low-fat cheddar
Health-conscious cheese fanciers may soon find it difficult to resist low-fat cheddars.

UNC-CH public health specialists confirm Norwalk-like virus caused Seawell illnesses
A Norwalk-like virus caused the large outbreak of viral illness in late May at Elizabeth Seawell Elementary School in Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists say.

One-two punch knocks out fly genes
Just months after scientists decoded the complete sequence of the fruit fly genome, a pair of biologists funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences have achieved another significant milestone: the ability to

Fathers' involvement in caregiving activities and their sensitivity during play interactions are influenced by a number of factors, new study finds
What makes a father take an active role in caregiving activities?

Research indicates global warming could impact songbird populations
As the U.S. government prepares to issue a report predicting widespread climate changes in the next century due to global warming, a new study at Dartmouth College and Tulane University suggests that such climate changes could influence the number of songbirds in America's woodlands and parks.

Researchers announce latest findings on drug dependence and abuse
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) will hold its annual meeting of more than 1,000 researchers worldwide to announce the latest findings on drug abuse related to adolescents, gender differences, technology, and treatment.

Simple new method holds great promise for treating carbon monoxide poisoning quickly and easily
A new treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning which can be applied by paramedics even while en route to a hospital may save thousands of lives.

Astronomers win protection for key part of spectrum
Astronomers using the millimeter-wave region of the radio spectrum have won crucial protection for their science.

A fly's eye view
A fly's eye view of the world can offer valuable insights into how our own brains work.

Younger fathers more likely to put family first
Younger men are more family-oriented than older man, but workplaces are changing more slowly.
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