Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 15, 2002
Attitude about exercise
Adolescent girls who feel confident about their physical abilities enjoy exercise more than those girls who go into the activity doubting their skills, according to a study to be published in the March issue of Nursing Research.

Natural antifreeze yields secrets
Fish in the icy seas around the North Pole and Antarctica have proteins in their blood that act as a natural antifreeze.

American Academy of Neurology presents 54th Annual Meeting in Denver
More than 8,000 neurologists are expected at the American Academy of Neurology's 54th Annual Meeting in Denver, April 13-20.

Parents can help black teen girls talk about condom use
Black adolescent females who can talk to their parents about sex are more likely to discuss condom use with their sexual partners, according to a new study.

Experimental Biology 2002, Translating the Genome
In what has become one of the worlds most significant interdisciplinary gathering of biological and biomedical scientists, nearly 12,000 independent researchers from the United States and other nations will meet in New Orleans April 20-24 for Experimental Biology 2002.

Cedars-Sinai researchers to present findings at Amerian College of Cardiology Scientific Meeting
Physicians and researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, will be presenting information on a wide variety of topics at the American College of Cardiologists' (ACC) 51st Annual Scientific Session and the ACC Interventional Symposium in Atlanta from March 17 through 20.

Dietary soy reduces pain, inflammation in rats
A diet rich in soy appears to decrease inflammation-induced pain in rats, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers.

UC Davis to house state wind energy consortium
Developing California's wind energy resources will be the aim of a new consortium based at the University of California, Davis.

ORNL material could help pilots keep their cool
Staying cool under fire could take on a new meaning with a personal cooling system being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The VLT unravels the nature of the fastest binary star
Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile and the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) on the Canary Islands during the past two years have enabled an international group of astronomers to unravel the true nature of an exceptional binary stellar system.

Tricking diseases into synthesizing their own worst enemies
In a first attempt to test a new general strategy for drug discovery, chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and TSRI's Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology created the most potent blocking agent known against an enzyme implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

Disaster increases marriages, births and divorces
Being hit with a disaster increases the number of marriages, births and divorces in a given population in the year following the event, a Penn State-led study has shown and suggests that assistance with family functioning, as well as individual mental health counseling, may be warranted as part of relief efforts.

Clue to women's greater knee injury risk in basketball, soccer, volleyball
New research suggests a possible clue to why female recreational athletes who play basketball, soccer or volleyball tear a ligament of the knee at significantly greater rates than males. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to