Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 03, 2002
Anti-malarial assistant
Creating an effective vaccine against an infectious disease is not as simple as activating an immune response.

Gallium-based synthesis facilitates volume production of silica nanowires with optical uses
Using molten gallium as a catalyst, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have simultaneously grown hundreds of thousands of silica nanowires from each micron-scale catalyst droplet.

Gene duplication adapts to changing environment
A study of leaf-eating monkeys shows how a duplicated copy of a gene encoding a pancreatic enzyme has evolved to help the monkeys cope with an unusual diet.

A gateway for Ebola/Marburg viruses
Ebola and Marburg viruses (belonging to the family of filoviruses) are two of the most pathogenic viruses in humans, with mortality rates from infection reaching as high as 80%.

New research shows that a person's home and office environment can reveal certain personality traits
Depending on what character traits you desire in a mate, you may want to look at his or her office or bedroom.
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