Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 02, 2001
Study on teen licensing: N.C. crashes involving 16-year-olds drop dramatically
The number of crashes involving 16-year-old drivers in North Carolina decreased dramatically from 1996-97 to 1999, including a 57 percent drop in fatal crashes, according to a University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center study.

UT Southwestern doctors use radiofrequency ablation to destroy kidney tumors without surgery
When David Rist, 62, was diagnosed with cancerous kidney tumors, he and his wife put plans for their lakeside retirement home on hold.

Terascale Computing System installed at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
The Terascale Computing System (TCS), the most powerful system in the world committed to unclassified research, is installed on schedule.

Oral health disparities research initiative
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry to develop a research program to investigate the social, economic, environmental, and biological causes of disparities in oral health.

Obesity found to be new, growing health threat among Indian women
Past nutrition research in India has focused chiefly on malnutrition associated with food shortages, poverty and high infection rates, but a new study offers a surprise and cause for concern, scientists say.

Movement among Asian farmers to give up the plow
Scientists will announce that a major agricultural revolution is sweeping across Asia's breadbasket regions.

NYU school of medicine honors school legends
The Department of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine paid tribute to eight legendary figures from the department's history by naming its

2001 AAPS Annual meeting abstracts debut online
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) premiers an online database of the abstracts to be presented as contributed papers at the association's 2001 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct.

Structure of virus that infects bacteria offers insights into evolution, therapies
An international team of scientists has derived the

Vetlesen Foundation awards grant to URI oceanographers to aquire equipment for use in global change studies
The New York City-based G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation has awarded the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) a $162,000 grant to acquire a GEOTEK Multisensor Core Logger (MSCL) to enhance the institution's global change studies program.
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