Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 18, 2012
Weight-loss surgery results in positive changes in social life, medical conditions
New research shows that people who have bariatric surgery to treat obesity report an overall improvement in quality of life issues after surgery, from their relationships to their medical conditions.

Stanford Engineers win NASA Early Career awards
Professors in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Stanford School of Engineering win NASA's inaugural Early Career Faculty grants for research in high-priority technology areas.

Nobel laureates and their research teams at American Chemical Society meeting
At least five Nobel laureates have research that will be presented here this week during the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, and another will present the keynote address.

Study examines the relationship between marriage and alcohol
New research examining relationships and the use of alcohol finds that while a long-term marriage appears to curb men's drinking, it's associated with a slightly higher level of alcohol use among women.

Molecular code cracked
Scientists have cracked a molecular code that may open the way to destroying or correcting defective gene products, such as those that cause genetic disorders in humans.

Sociologist examines the challenges of women in professional football
Women playing full-contact tackle football face challenges beyond the playing field -- yet there's little research about this niche in athletics.

National education policy -- oh, how it's changed
The way legislators, experts and other opinion leaders discuss the role of parents and schools in reducing educational inequalities has changed dramatically since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965.
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