Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 27, 2001
USC neuroscientist finds signature of life on Mars in decades-old data
Experiments done more than two decades ago on Martian soil collected by the Viking Landers 1 and 2 provided evidence that life might exist on the Red Planet, says Joseph Miller, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Visiting Mt. Etna a blast for Temple University geologist
When Sicily's Mt. Etna erupted in June, Temple University geologist Gene Ulmer had an upclose view.

Rat genes increase Vitamin C in plants
Craig Nessler, head of plant physiology, pathology, and weed science at Virginia Tech, has found that by transferring certain rat genes into lettuce, he can turn on the plant's latent Vitamin-C-producing pathway.

Lets face it, man is not made to communicate electronically
Cell phones and e-mail may have become common forms of communication in the 21st century, but centuries of evolution have made face-to-face communication man's preferred method.

Researchers gain better understanding of deadly autoimmune heart ailment that affects young adults
A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says complement, a key protein of the innate immune system, is critical to the development of autoimmune myocarditis.
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