Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 03, 2001
Chemists predict silver-flourine superconductivity
Two researchers at Cornell University are predicting that high-temperature superconductivity could exist in a class of exotic materials containing silver and fluorine.

Clemson-led team makes breakthrough in controlling Bt resistance in pests
Science, America's most respected research journal, today (Aug. 3) reports the breakthrough findings of a scientific team led by a Clemson University researcher.

Alcohol researchers localize brain region that anticipates reward
Researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have localized to a specific brain region (the nucleus accumbens) the anticipation of positive reward.

U-M, World Health Organization host telemedicine symposium
The University of Michigan Health System and the World Health Organization are co-sponsoring a scientific symposium,

Study: Physical ailments in elderly could signal depression
Certain physical ailments of the elderly, often dismissed as a product of age, may actually be symptoms of depression, says a Texas A&M University psychologist.

Skin patch for Parkinson's disease proves effective in large study
A skin patch under development seems to be as effective as traditional oral medications in treating Parkinson's disease.

Engineers 'tread' toward quieter tires
Engineers will release findings in August about a new technique for analyzing tire vibrations by creating a
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