Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 09, 2001
UAF scientists share results of arctic research on global warming
Several hundred international scientists studying environment change in the Arctic will meet Nov.

NSF-funded terascale computing system ranks as world's second fastest
According to a new ranking of the world's fastest computers, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Terascale Computing System (TCS) is the second most powerful.

NSF awards two plant genome grants to University of Minnesota
Two groups of plant scientists at the University of Minnesota have each received four-year, $3.1 million grants from the National Science Foundation to study the genomes of legumes and corn as part of NSF's Plant Genome Research Program.

Sessions on bioterrorism featured at Tropical Medicine Meeting
The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has just added a special session,

Anxiety over breast self-examination may lead to low compliance, UCLA researchers find
Women who are afraid of what they might find during self-examinations for breast lumps are less likely to perform them, possibly due to a fear of being alone when they find a lump, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA.

Men with stay at home partners less likely to be depressed
Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry at Queen Mary's School of Medicine found that middle aged men whose partners worked part-time or who were at home caring for the family had lower depression scores than those whose partners worked full time.

Brain researchers discover bright side of ill-famed molecule
A previously unknown role of cholesterol in the formation of contacts between nerve cells has been discovered by researchers at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, and at the Centre de Neurochimie in Strasbourg in France (Science, November 09th, 2001).

Stanford scientists to probe inner workings of remarkable microbe
As concern mounts over the spread of anthrax and other types of germ warfare, it is worth bearing in mind that many microbes have the potential to benefit humanity.

Crucial genetic diversity enzyme long sought by biologists discovered by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute
Simultaneous reports by two teams at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), led by Professor Paul Russell, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Clare H.

Federal appeals courts hostile to employment discrimination suits under ADA, new study finds
The nation's appellate courts have overwhelmingly ruled against people suing under the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to new research.
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