Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 13, 1996
Duke Studies Find Little Difference In Outcomes Between Bypass Surgery And Angioplasty For Diabetics
In contrast to the findings of a recent, highly publicized clinical trial and subsequent federal recommendation, two Duke University Medical Center studies suggest that diabetics with severe coronary artery disease do equally well if they receive either angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery

Atomic Force Microscope Probes Living Heart Cells
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Vaccine Offers Hope Against Once Hopeless Disease
Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute are testing a promising new vaccine against pancreatic cancer, a silent, virulent disease which boasts one of cancer's poorest survival rates.

Neural Research Shows That The Nose Needs Time To Smell
Neural research from the California Institute of Technology shows that animals do some mental

It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
Where you live in America helps determine how a doctor treats your heart attack, how long you stay in the hospital, and whether you are likely to need further hospitalization in the next few months, researchers said Tuesday (Nov.

Vitamins May Counter Effects of High Fat on Blood Vessels
Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore have found that blood vessels do not dilate normally after a person eats a high fat meal.

Patients Who Need Angioplasty Do Better If Their Doctors Meet Minimum Standards
More than half of the cardiologists performing angioplasty in the United States don't meet the minimum standards set by their peers, and their patients are more likely to need a heart bypass operation because the angioplasty failed, a Duke University Medical Center study has found

Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
The current boom in implanting tubular devices called stents in heart arteries may go bust when hospitals realize they are losing their profit margins, a researcher has concluded in a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association

Duke Researchers Find Heart Tests Used For Men Just As Effective for Women
Two routine tests that have been used almost exclusively in men have been shown to be just as accurate in detecting heart disease and predicting outcomes in women. 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