Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 21, 2002
ORNL team earns national award of excellence
A major breakthrough in imaging technology produced at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has earned a 2002 Federal Laboratory Award of Excellence in Technology Transfer.

UC researcher utilizes historical control group for new osteoporatic fracture analysis
In a new analysis of a study funded by Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Nelson Watts, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and director of the UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center, has applied an innovative new method for analyzing fracture efficacy for an osteoporosis therapy in a study that was conducted without a placebo control group.

Chronic stress affects more than fertility, Magee-Womens Research Institute study finds
Increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol are clearly elevated in child-bearing-aged women who have stopped menstruating - not only in the bloodstream, but also in the cerebrospinal fluid, a senior researcher at the Magee-Womens Research Institute has found.

ORNL to work with Habitat on energy efficient houses
An effort to construct up to 20 local Habitat for Humanity houses with state-of-the-art energy efficient building technologies was announced today during a ceremony at Lenoir City's Harmony Heights subdivision.

Environmental justice in outdoor recreation
US Forest Service researcher Cassandra Johnson has collaborated with Myron Floyd from the University of Florida's Center for Tourism to define what environmental justice means for natural resource management.

Innovative 'soap opera' project aimed at teaching Spanish to health professionals
The rapid influx of Latinos into North Carolina and across the United States has caught health-care providers unprepared, experts say.

Actonel reduced nonveterbral fracture as early as 6 months
A new analysis shows Actonel® (risedronate sodium tablets) reduced the risk of nonvertebral osteoporotic fractures by 74 percent within one year in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Bridge Medical CEO John Grotting to help launch new alliance to improve healthcare delivery
Bridge Medical President and CEO John Grotting will join AHA President Dick Davidson and other healthcare leaders as they announce the formation of a National Alliance for Health Information Technology next Tuesday in Washington DC.

Media invited to watch NASA Materials Science Conference on national webcast next week
Scientists will gather in Huntsville, Ala., beginning Tuesday, June 25, to discuss hot topics in their field -- from materials for advanced spaceships to biomaterials used in medicine.

Bone microarchitecture can significantly deteriorate in one year
New research presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society in San Francisco shows that trabecular architecture -- the structural network inside bone -- can deteriorate in just one year in early postmenopausal women.
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