Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 04, 1996
Discovery of "KiSS" Gene May Help Stop Spread Of Melanoma
Researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine in Hershey have discovered a new gene that suppresses the metastasis--or spread--of melanoma, the often fatal skin cancer

Multiple Genes Lead To Same Problem In Enlarged-Heart Disease Linked To Sudden Death In Athletes, New Study Shows
The genes that cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) weaken the the heart in different ways, but the heart's response is uniform -- it grows larger to compensate, leading to heart failure.

Researchers Develop Model Using Birds As Indicator Of Wetlands Health
Biologists and mathematicians at the University of Cincinnati have combined their efforts to develop a new method for assessing the health of a wetland.

Study Finds No Gender Difference In Chlamydia Transmission Rates
Using sensitive new diagnostic techniques, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) researchers have shown that men and women are equally likely to contract Chlamydia trachomatis from infected sex partners.
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