Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 05, 1997
Team Identifies Switch For Tumor Suppressor Gene
Scientists have identified the protein that determines whether or not the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor gene is able to do its job of slowing down or stopping cell growth.

Analysis Of Clinical Trials Yields New Appreciation Of Low-Dose Diuretic Therapy For High Blood Pressure
Diuretics and beta blockers should continue to be first-line treatments for high blood pressure because of their safety and effectiveness, researchers conclude after analyzing a number of clinical trials.

NASA Research In Space May Redesign Household Windows
NASA scientists at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

World's Earthquake Toll Already Exceeds All Of Last Year
Earthquakes in Iran and Pakistan have already pushed the death toll for this year higher than all of 1996, according to Patrick Leahy, Chief Geologist, U.S.
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