Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 07, 2001
Colgate-Palmolive selects Mayo Clinic health management resources
ROCHESTER, MINN. -- Mayo Clinic today announced that it will enhance Colgate-Palmolive Company's U.S. employee benefits package with services from Mayo Clinic Health management Resources.

Interracial families subject of three-year study
Dartmouth College researcher Richard Wright is embarking on a three-year study to examine the living patterns of the United States' rapidly growing interracial family population.

Study: nitric oxide-releasing materials might reduce medical implant infections
To varying degrees, medical implants such as catheters, artificial organs and sensors placed under the skin are critical to curing illness or making life better for the infirm, but they also raise the risk of serious infection.

U. of Colorado buys into 3.5 meter telescope consortium in southeastern New Mexico
The University of Colorado at Boulder has joined a consortium of five major universities that are conducting research using a 3.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, located northeast of Las Cruces, N.M.

Initiative considers changing face of biology
What are the implications now that the human genome has been sequenced?

New Knox company has big plans for ORNL technology
Knoxville startup company QGENICS Biosciences is looking for big things from a miniaturized platform technology developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to quickly diagnose disease, analyze DNA, proteins and other molecules.

UC researchers have discovered novel cell adhesion mechanism that may lead to improved treatment for sickle cell disease
Patients with sickle cell disease experience pain and organ failure when their abnormal red blood cells (erythrocytes) block flow through small vessels.
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