Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 06, 2005
Governor's distinguished CEBAF Professorship Awarded to Jefferson Lab chief scientist
Five Virginia universities unanimously approved the nomination of Anthony W.

Electrotechnology consultants fees rise, incomes drop
Consultants have bucked the trend in hourly rates, seeing increases at a time when salaried electrotechnologists are losing ground.

Children at risk, says Illinois agricultural economist who helped assess the world's ecosystem
A University of Illinois agricultural economist who played a role in shaping a recent assessment of the world's ecosystem and its future believes the study indicates

USDA forecasts still accurate, but with room for improvement
A University of Illinois study of the USDA's corn and soybean production forecasts over a 34-year period concludes that they

Researchers map 'circuitry' of yeast genes using technique that could be applied to humans
Researchers at UCSD have invented a technique that organizes the genetic information contained in the 16 chromosomes of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae into a wiring diagram resembling an electronic circuit board.

CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions given over the phone by emergency dispatchers to lay rescuers should focus primarily on continuous chest compressions instead of the traditional ABC's -

School violence worldwide linked to competitive test scores
A Penn State study shows a significant link between school violence on a global scale and educational inequality.

American Film Institute announces screenwriting workshop for scientists and engineers
The American Film Institute is accepting applications from scientists and engineers to participate in a workshop to learn about writing for movies.

New NSF-AAAS report highlights 'learning communities,' other STEM educational strategies
The learning-community approach is one of many innovative

Five Ph.D. candidates receive Graduate Research Awards
Five University of California, Riverside Ph.D. candidates were honored at the third annual Graduate Research Awards and Colloquium, campus officials announced today.

ORNL technologies win maximum Federal Laboratory Consortium awards
Four technologies developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have earned Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.

Health geography study finds health care resources distributed unevenly in Kansas
At least a third of the state of Kansas resembles an inner city when it comes to local availability of doctors, hospitals, medical personnel and nursing homes.

Killer dinosaurs turned vegetarian
Scientists have discovered a mass graveyard of bird-like feathered dinosaurs in Utah.

Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
Researchers at the USC School of Pharmacy indicate that recombinant DNA technology may allow for oral administration of drugs that previously could only be given by injection.

Researchers develop promising new gene network analysis method
Mapping the interactions between thousands of genes is critical to understanding human development and disease.

National Academies advisory: critical technologies for US military
Avoiding surprise in an era of global technology advances, new from the National Academies' National Research Council, reviews technology areas that are critical to future U.S. military capabilities.

By creating molecular 'bridge,' scientists change function of a protein
By designing a molecular bridge, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have forged a successful pathway through a complex ocean of barriers: They've changed the function of a protein using a co-evolution approach.

UCR chemist part of team identifying new areas of gene regulation
Researcher Kangling Zhang at the University of California, Riverside is part of a team that has discovered a new way that yeast governs genetic expression and repression, a finding that could be repeated in cells of other organisms.

Mechanism for the captation of nutrients in plants- unknown to date
Up to now it was thought that nutrients penetrated the interior of plant cells by means of substance-specific transporters.
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