Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 03, 2004
Rob DeSalle and Michael Yudell to appear at the American Museum of Natural History
Rob DeSalle and Michael Yudell, authors of

Ryan is Co-PI for $900K NSF grant to study 'Dynamic Intelligent Management' of the spectrum
Dr. Kevin Ryan, a Distinguished Associate Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, is a Co-Principal Investigator for a major NSF grant that involves close to $900,000 over three years to study

Carnegie Mellon scientist develops way to deliver promising genetic tool into living cells
By exploiting an HIV protein that readily traverses cell membranes, Carnegie Mellon University scientists have developed a new way to introduce a gene-like molecule called a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) directly into live mammalian cells, including human embryonic stem (ES) cells.

New study discovers why 'persister' cells never say die
NU biologist Kim Lewis has discovered the genetic mechanism that prevents antibiotics from successfully destroying infections within biofilms.

Wobble hypothesis stands up, NC state researcher finds
A recent finding by a North Carolina State University biochemist advances the fundamental biology of how genetic information, encoded in DNA, is decoded for the production of proteins.

Revisiting the vertebrate invasion of the land
Seven papers that expand upon recent research into the origin of tetrapods and their invasion of the land during the Devonian period appear in the September/October 2004 issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.

Dr. Stephen T. Boswell receives The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. Entrepreneur Award 2004
This evening, Dec. 3, 2004, during the Edwin A. Stevens Society Gala , Stevens Institute of Technology alumnus Dr.

HHS Secretary names UO researcher to national health advisory panel
A University of Oregon researcher who believes consumers should be partners in improving the nation's health care system will serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (NACHRQ).

Two-fisted assault on dopamine transport system may be foundation of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease may be caused by an environmental-genetic double whammy on the neurons that produce dopamine, the neurotransmitter that controls body movement, a new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

Nursing homes register 41 percent drop in residents' pain
Pain management for nursing home residents can dramatically improve using a comprehensive, collaborative improvement process - one that quickly changes how staff assess and treat pain.

Study: Eat leafy green veggies to help prevent cataracts
A new study from Ohio State University provides the first laboratory evidence that certain antioxidants found in dark leafy green vegetables can indeed help prevent cataracts.

UO Index of Economic Indicators shows improving Oregon economy
Oregon's economic outlook may be brightening according to the inaugural edition of the University of Oregon's Index of Economic Indicators released Dec.

Wolfgang Heckl awarded Descartes Prize for Science Communication
The European Commission awards this new prize for the first time.

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays
University at Buffalo researchers, working with an Amherst, N.Y., startup company called Esensors have developed a unique, real-time patient dose-tracking system, which lets physicians know when the accumulated radiation dose is approaching a dangerous threshold.

UT Southwestern researchers trace how virus that causes AIDS spreads following oral exposure
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have utilized an animal model to trace how the virus that causes AIDS in humans may enter and spread throughout the body following an oral exposure.

Quantum memory for light
Realization of quantum memory for light allows the extension of quantum communication far beyond 100 km.

Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries
A successful method for healing spinal injuries in dogs has been developed by Purdue University researchers, offering hope for preventing human paralysis.

Chandramouli and partners use US Air Force STTR grant
An Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr.

Multidrug-resitant bacteria found to be airborne in concentrated swine operation
People could be exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria from breathing the air from concentrated swine feeding facilities, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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