Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 08, 2002
Global high-quality digital video is unveiled
The International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University and Path1 Network Technologies, Inc. have demonstrated an innovative capability for global, high-quality, high-performance digital video at the recent international iGrid2002 Conference in Amsterdam.

Raymond Davis Jr. wins Nobel Prize in physics
Raymond Davis Jr. of the University of Pennsylvania and Brookhaven National Laboratory is a winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in physics, the Nobel Foundation announced this morning in Stockholm.

UD researchers develop revolutionary computer interface technology
University of Delaware researchers have developed a revolutionary computer interface technology that promises to put the bite on the traditional mouse and mechanical keyboard.

Amanda Fisher receives EMBO Gold Medal
Amanda Fisher, group head at the MRC Clinical Science Centre, London (U.K.), is this year's winner of the EMBO Gold Medal.

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute discovers proteins linked to colon cancer
In the current issue of Clinical Cancer Research, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute report that they have identified three proteins present in diseased liver tissue resulting from the spread of colon cancer that were not present in normal tissue.

Women with advanced cervical cancer need varied therapy, study shows
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that women with advanced cervical cancer have different odds of survival depending on how far the cancer has spread as determined by an imaging technique called positron emission tomography (PET).

UW awarded $1 million grant from The Paul G. Allen Foundation for Medical Research
The University of Washington Department of Urology has received a $1 million grant from The Paul G.

Visceral reality
Think Forrestal. Think Cole. Navy's environment is high seas and ships, and real-time emergency events on these can't be replicated.

Call me Ishmael
In the deep waters two miles south of Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard, not far from where, two centuries ago, the likes of Captain Ahab and a thousand others kept their watch for the great white and his kin, we are now searching to understand another potential beast in those parts: the ocean and the weather.

United States, Canada cooperate on study of fracture repair techniques
A large United States and Canada cooperative project is underway to resolve differences of opinion on the best way to repair the most common long bone fracture in the human body.

NASA researchers developing tools to help track and predict West Nile Virus
NASA researchers are conducting Earth Science research that may one day allow public health officials to better track and predict the spread of West Nile Virus.

OSU cancer researchers win $9.5 to study immunity
A large team of cancer researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center has won a $9.5 million Program Project Grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the innate immune system and how it might be more effectively manipulated to fight cancer.

New technique transmits data at 2.8 gigabits per second
A test conducted by two Chicago computer scientists to push trans-Atlantic high-speed data transmission has resulted in a new top speed of 2.8 gigabits (billion bits) per second.

Brain shrinkage in ADHD not caused by medications
A 10-year study by NIMH scientists has found that brains of children and adolescents with ADHD are 3-4 percent smaller than those of children who don't have the disorder - and that medication treatment is not the cause.

Men, women and the green eye'd monster
New research on gender and jealousy by a Northeastern University psychology professor reveals that men and women - in measures of jealousy related to infidelity - may not be from different planets after all.

New data confirm KEPPRA®'s place at the forefront of epilepsy management
Data from a new study, presented at the 5th European Congress on Epileptology in Madrid, further demonstrates the favourable safety and tolerability profiles of KEPPRA® (levetiracetam), helping to confirm its place at the forefront of the management of epilepsy.

OSU studies breast cancer risk and beef consumption
Scientists concerned that a growth promoter widely used in the U.S. cattle industry may increase the risk of breast cancer are launching the first-ever study comparing beef consumption with elevated levels of zeranol in women's blood, urine and breast tissue.

Medications aren't affecting brain size in children with ADHD
Although children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have slightly smaller brains than children without the disorder, medications used to treat ADHD aren't causing this apparent difference in brain size and do not appear to be affecting normal brain development, according to the largest brain imaging study yet conducted on children with the disorder.

University of Pittsburgh study finds marker for blood clots in cardiac arrest patients
Researchers in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine tried to determine the extent to which increased blood clotting occurs in patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital.

Model dental school curriculum to address disparities in oral health care
In an ambitious effort to bring dental care to vulnerable populations, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is developing a novel community-based educational program that will place students in clinics serving minority, low-income and medically compromised people throughout the city and state.

'Glowing' technique could detect river pollution
New technology (spectrophotometric techniques) used to analyse dissolved organic matter in river water could also help scientists detect and monitor pollution, according to new research by the University of Newcastle, UK.

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide donates intellectual property to Rensselaer
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide has donated two U.S. patents to Rensselaer. The technology is key in the manufacture of microbial cellulose, which holds great promise in the tissue engineering industry.

Shocking the heart after prolonged cardiac arrest may be harmful, say Pitt researchers
Delaying by 10 minutes before defibrillating a patient's heart in cardiac arrest - the typical amount of time it takes most emergency medical professionals to respond to a call - probably won't help and may even be detrimental, suggests a study performed by researchers in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Physics news update 608
Details on the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics, plus an advance tip on a

Max Planck radioastronomers measure the sizes of distant minor planets
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn have been able to determine the diameters of four of the five largest and most distant minor planets in our solar system. 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