Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 08, 2002
Argonne, NEC Research Institute and Bell Labs discover new antiferromagnet imaging technique
Researchers from Bell Labs, NEC Research Institute, Inc. and Argonne National Laboratory have created an image of antiferromagnetism within a solid material, using a new technique that could lead to more cost-efficient evolution of advanced magnetic recording materials and technologies.

American youth: religion is an important part of life
An overwhelming majority of American youth believe religion is an important part of life.

Mayo Clinic study finds radioactive drug samarium hopeful new treatment for osteosarcoma
A Mayo Clinic study indicates the radioactive drug samarium may expand treatment options for osteosarcoma, offering patients with bone cancer further hope of a treatment that specifically targets and kills tumors in the bone.

Sensor Networks
The emerging field of sensor networks will revolutionize the wireless Internet, and help advance the nation's capability to analyze data and make informed decisions.

'Physiological Genomics of Cardiovascular Disease' conference
Nearly a dozen of the nation's top scientists involved in the genetics, potential therapies and new avenues of investigation for human cardiovascular disease are presenting their views to physiological investigators at this upcoming conference.

'Vivax Malaria Research: 2002 and Beyond'
The first-ever international conference focused on Plasmodium vivax malaria research is being held this week in Bangkok, Thailand.

February media highlights - GSA Bulletin
Permian sedimentary record of the Turpan-Hami basin; Paleoproterozoic arc magmatism imposed on an older backarc basin; Effect of the northward-migrating Mendocino triple junction (Calif.); Paleoseismic evidence for time dependency of seismic response on a fault system in the Arava Valley (Israel); The tectono-metamorphic history of the Valaisan domain (Western to Central Alps); Weathering rinds and rock coatings from an Arctic alpine environment; and Multivariate hierarchical analyses of Miocene mollusk assemblages of Europe.

Abrupt changes in body position can trigger stroke
Sudden movements as simple as jumping when the doorbell rings can trigger ischemic stroke, according to a preliminary study presented today at the American Stroke Association's 27th International Stroke Conference.

Researchers question conventional wisdom on 'mini-strokes'
People who experience transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) have different risk profiles from those who suffer mild strokes, which may indicate a different underlying cause and treatment, researchers report today at the American Stroke Association's 27th International Stroke Conference.

Geologists find hidden active strands of the Seattle fault zone
The geologically complex Seattle fault zone has caused destructive earthquakes in the past.

Mating molds provide new insights into speciation and human reproduction
A new study on the sex life of molds is raising startling new questions about gene silencing, speciation and perhaps some facets of human reproduction.

Childhood stroke deaths drop, but still higher among blacks
Stroke deaths for children have declined sharply, but black children have higher stroke death rates than other youngsters, according to research presented today at the American Stroke Association's 27th annual meeting.

Wild jaguar photographed in Arizona
Scientists working for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Arizona have captured an image of a jaguar, a rare visitor to the United States.

U.S. Navy answers olympian call
With the expected 70,000 daily visitors to the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City this month, reliable communications are essential.

Carnegie Mellon cognitive neuroscientist to present: 'The mind's eye and the brain's matter.'
When visual scenes contain multiple objects and people, we take it for granted that we can recognize them all with ease and accuracy.

Robotic physical therapy improves movement long after stroke
While the word robot conjures up

An end to the trend towards early retirement?
In the 1980s and early 1990s, a variety of financial incentives encouraged a growing proportion of the workforce to retire or leave the labour market early.

Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
To complement our news releases here are some additional news tips reported by News Media Relations from the more than 400 abstracts and presentations.
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