Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 26, 2001
Birth order affects career interests, study shows
A child's place in the family birth order may play a role in the type of occupations that will interest him or her as an adult, new research suggests.

Six Ohio State researchers win CAREER awards from NSF
Faster drug development, improved computer vision, safer disposal of chemical warfare agents -- all of these could result from the work of Ohio State University faculty members, who each recently received a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation.

Chemists spin materials to improve magnetic resonance data
Chemists are taking new, high-tech materials for a spin - inside a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instrument.

Late immunization puts low-birth-weight babies at risk
Very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants are likely to get routine childhood immunizations months later than normal- birth-weight (NBW) children.

Standing tall: Plains indians enjoyed height, health advantage
Equestrian Indian tribes on the American Plains in the late 1800s were the tallest people in the world, suggesting that they were surprisingly well-nourished given disease and their lifestyle, a new study found.

Study finds significant gender differences in risk factors for HIV infection among injection drug users
Significant differences exist in the risk factors men and women face for contracting HIV, according a 10-year study of injection drug users.

Study sheds light on role of gender differences in the risk of HIV infection among injection drug users
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University report that while drug-related risk behaviors and homosexual activity are the most important predictors of HIV seroconversion among male injection drug users (IDUs), high-risk heterosexual activities are the main predictors among female IDUs.

Gender differences apparent in psychological factors that predict later hypertension
Women who were depressed and felt socially alienated and men who felt inadequate in their jobs were more likely than their peers to develop high blood pressure decades later, according to a new study.

High blood pressure a new risk factor for kidney rejection
New research shows that high blood pressure plays an important role during acute rejection of transplanted kidneys.
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