Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 28, 2001
Two books focus on forecasting climate, weather
Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research examine forecasting from multiple angles in two new books.

UT Southwestern researchers develop new method of delivering vaccines
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have developed a quicker, more cost-efficient method of delivering dendritic cell-based vaccines - a discovery that moves anti-tumor vaccines closer to a practical reality.

Study shows promising results in using gene modification to deliver Interleukin 12 directly into resistant type of brain tumor
In an article appearing in the Dec. 28, 2001, issue of Cancer Gene Therapy, physicians and scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute describe an approach that

Mini-lasers, silicon on sapphire technology lead to speedier chips
Using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers have devised a cost-effective method to speed up the way microchips
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