Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 24, 2003
UCSD study on newly sighted blind people provides clues to development of visual system
A new study completed at the University of California, San Diego describes the effects of long-term blindness on the human visual system.

Diuretic may help increase brain blood flow in cocaine addicts
A study in the August issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence reports that a diuretic commonly used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure may improve brain blood flow in cocaine addicts.

Taking a load off the national power grid
A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed the first of its kind solar-powered, integrated window system that could significantly reduce dependency on the same energy grid that caused the biggest power outage in U.S. history.

Major depression in adolescence can reoccur in adulthood and diminish quality of life
Young adults who experienced an episode of major depression in adolescence may be more vulnerable to a relapse in adulthood that could significantly affect their quality of life, say researchers in a study on the psychosocial functioning of adults who have recovered from major depression.

Molecules discovered that extend life in yeast, human cells
Mice, rats, worms, flies, and yeast all live longer on a low-calorie diet.

Wage gap favoring men doesn't just hurt women's pay, according to new study
A new study on managerial pay involving more than 2,000 managers from more than 500 organizations finds that not only do women managers earn approximately nine percent less than male managers, but that pay of both men and women managers is also related to the gender and age of those they work with.
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