Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 11, 1996
Cholesterol Anchor Helps Signaling Proteins Direct Development
A quirky genius of the protein family has sprung another surprise on scientists, and its newest stunt has revealed that cholesterol, often villified for its role in heart disease, actually wears a white hat during the earliest stages of life

Newly Discovered Gene Halts Cell Division and May Have Cancer Link
Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have identified a human gene that arrests cell division in the laboratory and, when defective, may lead to the development of cancer

Hopkins Shows Iron Supplements Improve Some Teens' Learning
A clinical trial by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center found that when teenage girls who are not anemic but have iron deficiency took iron supplements, they performed significantly better on verbal learning tests than girls who took a placebo.
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