Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 14, 1996
Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease
In a series of recently published studies, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that an intestinal disease affecting 400,000 people in the United States is actually a variety of related disorders that can be inherited and cause similar symptoms in close relatives.

Low rates of Alzheimer's Disease Found in Cherokee Indians
The degree to which Cherokee Indians are of pure ancestry or mixed ancestry may play a role in delaying the development of Alzheimer's disease after age 65

Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
Raising the normal retirement age in the United States to 70 could save the federal government billions of dollars each year and help shore up the ailing Social Security trust fund over the long term, according to two university researchers
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