Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 05, 2003
Scientists find more efficient way to 'unlearn' fear
Behavior therapists may have a better way to help anxious patients, thanks to insights from a UCLA study of different ways to get mice past their fears.

UGA history professor awarded prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
Eve Troutt Powell, an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, has been named a recipient of a

'Genetic switch' proves two mechanisms exist by which immune system cells differentiate
Thanks to what a researcher at the University of Georgia calls a

SLU researchers first to decipher new protein structure
SLU researchers have deciphered the structure of a recombination protein--a discovery that increases scientists' understanding of how cells pass on genetic information and could ultimately contribute to the prevention and cure of genetic diseases.

$500,000 'genius' award goes to UCSD anthropologist Guillermo Algaze
For his exceptional creativity and originality in research revealing secrets of ancient cities, University of California, San Diego anthropological archaeologist Guillermo Algaze has been named a MacArthur Foundation fellow. 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