Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 21, 2001
Folic acid, Vitamin B12 show potential as heart disease treatments
Red wine and garlic aren't the only dietary supplements that keep our hearts healthy.

Symposium celebrates the accomplishments of chemistry's latest Nobel laureates
A special symposium to honor the accomplishments of the year 2000's Nobel laureates in chemistry will take place during the American Chemical Society's 222nd national meeting in Chicago, August 26-30.

Neurons implanted in stroke-damaged brain tissue show function, say University of Pittsburgh researchers
An imaging study of neurons implanted in damaged areas of the brains of stroke patients in the hopes of restoring function has shown the first signs of cellular growth.

Women in chemistry: working to improve the system
Marion Thurnauer, Ph.D., director of chemistry at Argonne National Laboratory, will address women's increasing role in science in the 21st century at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Breastfeeding for less than 3 months may affect a child's intelligence
Breastfeeding for less than 3 months may affect a child's intellectual development, with these children more likely to score below average for mental skills at 13 months and total intelligence at 5 years than children breastfed for six months or more.

Decline in lung function increases risk of death from all causes
Reduced ability of the lungs to work properly-a process accelerated by smoking- increases the risk of death from all causes.

Current marriage conditions are greater influence than spouses' prior history
A Penn State study suggests that current marital conditions largely outweigh the previous track record of both spouses in determining the quality of a marriage.

Weekends peak time for heart attacks for young and middle aged men
Weekends are the peak time for heart attacks in young and middle aged men in France, suggests a study in Heart.

New model of staph drug resistance implicates unlikely protein
Researchers at The Rockefeller University have established a new model to explain how the infectious

Robert S. Langer to present the 2001 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture
Robert S. Langer to Present 2001 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture 20 September 2001 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

American Chemical Society hosts its largest expo at national meeting in Chicago
More than 300 companies will showcase their new products and services at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Chemists report high employment, salary increases in 2001
Chemists reported the highest levels of full-time employment since 1990 and salaries that rose faster than inflation, according to a survey reported in the current (August 20) edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

Congressman Davis will address chemists at Chicago meeting
U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) will speak at a luncheon sponsored by the minority affairs committee of the American Chemical Society on Monday, August 27, at the Society's 222nd national meeting in Chicago.

Minority small business issues will highlight scientific society symposium, August 27
The experiences of minority entrepreneurs involved in small chemical businesses will be featured at a special symposium during the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 26-30, in Chicago.

Single parenthood disadvantages U.S. children more than others in math and science
Children in single-parent homes in the U.S. are at a greater disadvantage in math and science than children in single-parent homes in other industrialized countries, according to Penn State researchers.

Academic, business leaders examine role of women, minorities in science
The role of women and underrepresented minorities in science will be examined at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Forestalling pesticide, antibiotic resistance possible, theory predicts
For years, farmers and agribusinesses have talked about being on the

Mentoring for the future
Students and professionals will share their mentoring experiences in a special workshop at the American Chemical Society's 222nd national meeting in Chicago.

Tiny, unmanned planes in Florida helping Colorado researchers assess storms, hurricanes
Four miniature unmanned airplanes leased by University of Colorado at Boulder researchers and equipped with sophisticated meteorlogical instruments are buzzing through storms near Jacksonville, Fla., as faculty and students await a hurricane.

Playground bullies healthier than their victims
Primary school bullies are healthier and mentally stronger than their victims, a representative survey suggests.

Researchers make key genome public on the Internet
Researchers have sequenced the genome of Agrobacterium and made it freely available on the Internet.
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