Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 12, 2002
What motivates human behavior?
UCLA psychology professor Shelley E. Taylor argues in a new book that nurturing others and caring for their needs are as wired into our genes as our aggressive, selfish side.

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
Issue highlights include the following: Not all UV light effective in treating drinking water; Bacteria could be new meningococcal vaccine; and Immune cells in breast milk protect infants from HIV.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital specialties rank among 'America's Best'
Northwestern Memorial Hospital increased its number of specialties nationally ranked and appears in the majority of categories surveyed in the annual

Plan ahead for upcoming AGU meetings
AGU will hold Fall Meeting December 6-10, 2002, in San Francisco, California.

President Bush names 20 NSF-supported young scientists and engineers for awards
President Bush today honored 60 of the nation's best young scientists and engineers with the 2001 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Infant mortality rate drops, children more likely to have working parent, be read to
Children in America are less likely to die during infancy than they were in previous years, less likely to smoke in 8th or 10th grade, and less likely to give birth during adolescence, according to the 6th annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2002.

UC Davis Medical Center ranks
UC Davis Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals in America in six medical specialties, according to an annual survey published in the July 22 issue of U.S. 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