Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 20, 2001
Bruce Stillman, Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, on stem cell research
Bruce Stillman, director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, verbalizes his support of stem-cell research, noting the promise and hope of such work.

August media highlights - GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
August GEOLOGY Highlighted Articles: -Demonstration of significant abiotic iron isotope fractionation in nature.

Fatal attraction: Satellites to determine sea lions deaths
It could be a classic tabloid headline off a supermarket shelf -

NYU study to examine investigational therapy for Gaucher disease
Researchers at NYU Medical Center have initiated a trial to study the efficacy of an investigational oral treatment for Type 1 Gaucher (go-SHAY) disease, an incurable rare genetic disorder affecting approximately 8,500 people in the U.S.

Poor reading skills have both physical, environmental causes
Reading problems in young children may be influenced by a combination of both neurological and environmental factors, according to a new study.

Keck Foundation funds major new initiative into deep-sea quakes, life
New kinds of instruments and experiments -- made possible with a just announced multi-million dollar award from the W.M.

RHIC resumes operation with first full-energy collisions: higher energy, detector upgrades to yield more data in quest for quark-gluon plasma
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have taken their search for an elusive form of matter to a new level by bringing the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) up to full collision energy.

CWRU receives two Ohio Eminent Scholars
Two research programs at Case Western Reserve University were recognized Thursday, July 19, by Governor Bob Taft and the Ohio Board of Regents as sites for new Ohio Eminent Scholars.

Deaf woman receives two cochlear implants in pioneer study at NYU Medical Center
NYU Medical Center surgeons will implant a multichannel cochlear implant in each ear of a deaf women as part of a pioneering study that will determine whether pitch- matching the devices allow recipients to better localize sound, to hear the sounds of speech more naturally, and to hear better in noisy environments compared to patients who only receive one implant.

Tiny crystals predict a huge volcano in western U.S.
Reading the geochemical fine print found in tiny crystals of the minerals zircon and quartz, scientists are forming a new picture of the life history - and a geologic timetable - of a type of volcano in the western United States capable of dramatically altering climate sometime within the next 100,000 years.

Plants vs. disease: 'Trench warfare at the molecular level'
Trench warfare at the molecular level: biologists have discovered how plant cells resist some ailments.

AAAS urges President Bush to fund stem-cell research
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sent a letter to President George W.

Teachers influence students' formation of prejudiced beliefs
Teachers' behavior may play a key role in promoting or discouraging the development of stereotypical attitudes in children, according to the results of a new study.

Counseling helps war refugee mothers, their children cope
Providing psychosocial counseling to female war refugees provides both mental and physical health benefits beyond what basic medical care alone can offer, according to the results of a study conducted in Bosnia.
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