Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 14, 2001
Handling stress: life and death decisions at the cellular level
The daily life of a cell can be inordinately stressful.

Improved snoring treatment: less pain, more gain
A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine offers new hope for habitual snorers and those who must endure their nighttime cacophonies.

Blood pressure measures during exercise can indicate unhealthy hearts
A blood pressure reading taken during exercise is a more accurate test for early heart disease than one taken at rest, according to a study presented Sept.

Traditional wars are in decline, but criminal warfare and terrorism will demand new government responses
While the federal government may focus on military reactions to terrorist attacks on the United States, the best response may be more akin to police work.

Racial barriers to marriage stand in the way of immigrant assimilation, new study suggests
Immigrants coming here are not becoming part of American society as rapidly as European immigrants did a century ago.

Gene transfer enhances pair bonding in monogamous voles
Scientists at Emory University have been able to increase bonding behavior in monogamous male prairie voles by transferring a receptor gene for the neuropeptide arginine vasopressin (AVP) into a particular region of the brain.

Parasite offers natural way to control leaf-eating slugs
Researchers here are working on a natural way to kill slugs that is just as effective as poison, but safer to use around plants and animals.

Research debunks suggested link between chiropractic and stroke
A study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR) found serious flaws in research literature often used to support accusations about a supposed link between cervical adjustments and strokes.

New home-safety assessment scale for people with dementia living at home
The Safety Assessment Scale (SAS) to help caregivers asses the dangers of people with dementia who live at home was presented to the public by lead researcher Dr.

This is not your father's forest textbook
Recent advances in electronic and computing technologies have greatly impacted how forest resources are assessed.

Work policies must move into the 21st century to integrate work and family, report says
Coping with increasingly long work hours, finding adult and child daycare, missing that first step and rarely seeing one's spouse, all are issues facing today's American work force.

Scientists find holes etched in silicon chips can migrate
Surprisingly, atomic-sized holes etched on silicon surfaces in preparation for creating silicon chips do not behave the way scientists previously believed, chemists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered.

2001 ICAAC postponed until December
The 41st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, originally scheduled for September 22-25, 2001 in Chicago Illinois has been rescheduled due to the tragic events of September 11.
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