Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 06, 2006
Sandia to conduct regional energy/water workshop in Salt Lake City
Sandia National Laboratories will conduct a workshop in Salt Lake City Jan.

New protected areas keep Madagascar's conservation vision on track
The government of Madagascar has scored a significant victory for conservation by bringing one million hectares (more than 3,800 square miles) of wild landscapes and seascapes under protection to conserve the island nation's unique fauna and flora, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Blood flow in brain takes a twist, affecting views of Alzheimer's
New findings that long-overlooked brain cells play an important role in regulating blood flow in the brain call into question one of the basic assumptions underlying today's most sophisticated brain imaging techniques and could open a new frontier when it comes to understanding Alzheimer's disease.

Research to prevent blindness awards $110,000 grant to Department of Ophthalmology at Case
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to support research in the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

Newly located Greek temple to be discussed at AIA Annual Meeting
The discovery in Albania of a Greek temple dating back to the 6th century B.C. by researchers from UC's Classics Department will be publicly presented for the first time at the Archaeological Institute of America's annual meeting on Jan.

Case Professor Eric Pearlman, Ph.D., receives prestigious vision research grant
Eric Pearlman, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been granted a $65,000 Senior Scientific Investigator Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world's leading voluntary organization supporting eye research.

Protein tests to diagnose pet food-poisoned dogs
While dogs keep dying from eating pet food tainted with aflatoxin, Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine has developed protein tests that accurately indicate a dog's liver failure caused by the toxin.

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food
Dogs are still being fed food tainted with highly toxic aflatoxins.
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