Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 26, 1996
Hypertension Risk Linked To Pain Control Centers Of The Brain
Some people at high risk of developing hypertension may have a problem in a part of the brain that controls pain sensitivity, according to new research at Ohio University.

UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
A powerful new technology that allows ultrasound medical imaging systems for the first time to be programmed for multiple diagnostic functions has been developed by collaborating engineers from the University of Washington and Siemens Ultrasound.

Memory Loss May Be Linked To Gene Expression, New Research Suggests
Researchers at Ohio University have found preliminary evidence that suggests memory loss associated with aging may be connected to a malfunction in gene expression.

Researchers Find a Low-Fat Diet Does Not Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss
A lifelong diet that's low in fat may prevent some health problems that occur with aging, but it doesn't do anything to preserve memory, new research suggests.

UT-Houston Researchers Discover Cellular 'Lifesaver'
Dr. Edward Yeh and a team of researchers at University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center have discovered a protein called sentrin which has been shown to block the triggers that eventually lead to the cellular changes characteristic of apoptosis.

Fly-like Gene Linked To Tooth Development and Glaucoma
In a study supported by the National Institutes of Health, scientists at the University of Iowa have just identified the gene that causes Rieger syndrome, a rare disorder that leads to glaucoma in 50 percent of the cases
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