Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 09, 2004
Researchers find working class women are target of mass marketing campaigns by tobacco companies
Researchers find working class women are target of mass marketing campaigns by tobacco companies.

Crime scene to court
'Crime Scene to Court: The Essentials of Forensic Science', edited by P.C.

IEEE-USA wins international public relations award
IEEE-USA won first prize in the special event and observance category of the Golden World Awards for excellence in public relations, the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) announced in London on 30 June.

'Extinct' bird rediscovered in Mexico
The Cozumel Thrasher (Toxostoma guttatum), a bird not seen or recorded by scientists for close to a decade and thought by some to have gone extinct, was sighted last month by a team of field biologists, American Bird Conservancy and Conservation International announced today.

Animal research suggests that stress may increase risk of uterine cancer
Research in monkeys suggests the possibility that stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer, according to a report from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Neurodegenerative disease in children might respond to neurosteroids
Scientists studying mice have identified a possible strategy for slowing a rare, fatal childhood neurodegenerative disease known as Niemann-Pick type C, in which brain cells accumulate fat and die.

DFG announces three percent budget increase
At its meeting on 5 July 2004, the Federal-State Commission for Educational Planning and Research Promotion approved a three percent budget increase for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).

Poor access to health information: A barrier to achieving millennium goals
A Public Health article published online today (9 July 2004) highlights how a lack of access to health information for health workers in resource-poor settings is a major obstacle to achieving the 2015 millennium goals for global health.

NSF grant funds molecular photosensor
Florida Tech researchers received a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant for a nanotechnology project, to develop a molecular photosensor.
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