Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 06, 2005
New laser research could improve oil exploration success
Australia's leading scientific institution and German-based research centre Laser Zentrum Hannover eV (LZH) are collaborating in a project that could save millions of dollars in oil exploration and introduce new Australian geochemical and petroleum analysis techniques to Europe.

Rats infected as newborns grew up vulnerable to memory problems during an immune challenge
Underscoring the value of good prenatal care, new research suggests that early infection may create a cognitive vulnerability that appears later during stress on the immune system.

Services for children: Training needed to tackle complexity of new labour's joined-up approach
Making New Labour's multi-agency teamwork approach to modernising government effective is a complex challenge, and training to make it work must be planned and funded, warns important new ESRC-sponsored research into delivering children's services.

UCLA brain scientists crack mystery of how alcohol causes intoxication
UCLA scientists have pinpointed a naturally occurring gene mutation in rats' brains that may lead to better treatments for alcohol poisoning and addiction in humans.

Fourth Stowers researcher awarded Basil O'Connor Award
The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation has awarded Linheng Li, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award.
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