Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 04, 2002
CWRU researchers find snoring associated with head shape
Six researchers at Case Western Reserve University have used the shape of a person's head as one indicator of potential problems with sleep apnea, a chronic form of snoring.

Clinical trials for 'cytobrush' detection technique show promise in fight against oral cancer
Dentists now have an easy-to-use, pain-free way to detect oral cancer at its earliest stages.

Cedars-Sinai medical tip sheet for January 2002
Topics this month include: 1) Interleukin 12 Research; 2) Alternative Therapies to Treat Common Cold May Help Avoid Antibiotic Resistance; 3) Kick-Start the New Year With Tips for Kicking Bad Habits; 4) Chavez Sisters' Living Liver Transplant; 5)Tips for the Flu Season; 6) Endoscopic Brain Surgery for Acoustic Neuroma; 7) Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Cancer-fighting drug may work in prevention and treatment
The ABCs of fighting cancer these days include two big words that describe exciting basic concepts.

LLNL scientists create a virtual star over Hawaii for the world's largest telescope
Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with the W.M.

Comet-chasing spacecraft nears completion at APL
Engineers are putting the last touches on the CONTOUR spacecraft, which will provide the closest and most detailed look ever into the icy heart of a comet.

Coenzyme Q shortens life span of worms substantially, UCLA chemists report
A popular dietary supplement, Coenzyme Q, accelerates aging and death in a microscopic worm studied by UCLA biochemists.

January media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
January's GEOLOGY highlights include a

Evolutionary 'speed limit' governs how quickly life bounces back after extinction
The 500-million-year history of life on Earth is a series of booms and busts.
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