Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 05, 2007
Proposed FDA claim recognizes role of key nutrients in dairy in reducing osteoporosis risk
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed an amended health claim that would communicate to consumers the value of foods high in calcium and vitamin D for reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2007 International Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Society's 51st annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., March 3-7, 2007.

The shape of health to come
While millions of Americans place fitness as one of their top New Year's resolutions to improve shape, muscle tone and overall appearance, cancer survivors have another priority -- life.

New sucker-footed bat discovered in Madagascar
Scientists have discovered a new species of bat that has large flat adhesive organs, or suckers, attached to its thumbs and hind feet.

X-ray evidence supports possible new class of supernova
Evidence for a significant new class of supernova has been found with the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

'Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology'
Coral reefs around the world are sustaining massive damage at an alarming rate.

Getting to the bottom of memory
Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's Mouse Biology Unit in Monterotondo, Italy, and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla, Spain, now for the first time investigate the molecular basis of memory in living mice.

ORNL team discovers new way to spin up pulsars
A team of scientists using Oak Ridge National Laboratory supercomputers has discovered the first plausible explanation for a pulsar's spin that fits the observations made by astronomers.

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2007 Minority Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Travel Awards to attend the Society's 51st annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., March 3-7th, 2007.

Jefferson scientists find guardian gene's choices crucial to stopping cancer process
Scientists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University have uncovered a novel pathway by which the anti-cancer gene p53 springs into action, protecting a damaged cell from becoming cancer.

MRI of the ankle changes patient treatment and improves referring physician confidence in diagnosis
MR imaging can make a dramatic difference in the management of patients with ankle pain, changing treatment in about one-third of the patients, a new study finds.

Google joins Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project
Google, the world's largest Internet search engine, has joined a group of 19 universities, national labs and private foundations that is building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

UCSD students launch $50,000 Entrepreneurship Competition
The Triton Innovation Network, a UC San Diego student organization, has officially launched the UCSD $50,000 Entrepreneurship Competition.

Key to success in IS -- Quality and usefulness, not user satisfaction, says Management Insights
A study focusing on information systems says that quality and usefulness trump user satisfaction in the quest for success.

Bioengineer wins $500,000 engineering prize
Comparable to the Nobel Prize, the Russ Prize acknowledges UCSD Bioengineering Emeritus Professor Y.C.

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2007 Student Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its Student Travel Award to attend the Society's 51st annual Meeting in Baltimore Md., March 3-7, 2007. 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