Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 30, 1996
Protein Folding And Calcium Binding Defects Account For Errors In Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disease characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early mortality, is caused by defects in the receptor for the low-density lipoprotein (LDL)Ă‘the bad cholesterol.

Novel 3-D Video Display Technology Developed
Stanford engineers have developed a novel video display technology that can create 3D images within a solid cube of flourescent glass.

UF Researchers Describe Link Between Chronic Pain And Depression
The emotional effects of chronic pain -- including depression, anger and anxiety -- may do more damage to long- term health than the actual physical degree of discomfort, report University of Florida researchers in recent issues of the journals Cranio and The Clinical Journal of Pain

CU Researchers Discover Yeast Genes Related To Human Leukemia And HIV
Two genes discovered in common baker's yeast have been found to be closely related to a family of human genes associated with a particularly severe type of leukemia and HIV-1 by a University of Colorado at Boulder research team, a surprising finding with intriguing biomedical implications.

New Ultrasensitive Technique For Accurately Characterizing Biomolecules Is Developed By Cornell Chemists
Cornell University scientists report the accurate characterization of a sample representing 1 percent of the protein in a single red blood cell using electrospray mass spectrometry -- a feat that opens the door to a wide area of basic medical exploration

ORNL Facility May Help Solve Stellar Mysteries
Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on August 30 generated the first radioactive ion beam at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility.
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