Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 29, 2006
Gold beads show previously unseen parts of the eye
A new study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), shows that gold beads injected into eye tissue can be used to obtain images of important structures in the orbit that cannot be seen with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or other imaging methods.

Pediatricians don't often refer patients to community resources for childhood aggression
Training pediatricians to recognize the signs of aggression and make a referral to an appropriate community organization may help prevent future violence.

Verbal medical order errors reduced to zero, according to new Cincinnati Children's study
Hospitals have spent millions of dollars on computerized physician order entry systems to reduce medical errors, but a simple change in the way verbal orders are entered in the system -- so simple that it cost nothing to implement -- has reduced errors to zero, according to a new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.

Mothers often have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body weight, study shows
Latina mothers of preschool-aged children frequently have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body mass index and believe they are healthy when they are overweight, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco.

School-based quality initiative improves childhood asthma outcomes
A quality improvement initiative at four school-based health centers in Cincinnati has resulted in significant improvements in outcomes for children with asthma. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to