Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 10, 1997
New Potential Target Found For Treating Parasitic Diseases
Researchers at Indiana University and the University of Pennsylvania have discovered what they hope will be a new target for destroying some single-celled parasites, including the malaria-causing Plasmodium and Toxoplasma, which often causes AIDS-related infections

Contrasting Serpent Problems Challenge CU-Boulder Professor
Two island-dwelling snake species under study by a University of Colorado at Boulder expert present contrasting challenges to researchers attempting to rectify growing ecological problems associated with the reptiles

Widely Used Method For Controlling Blood Sugar In Hospitalized Diabetics Is Ineffective
The most common method for controlling blood-sugar levels in hospital patients with diabetes is ineffective and in some cases worsens their condition, a Johns Hopkins study suggests

Discovery Of Cell Wall "Scaffold" In Filamentous Fungi Could Help Lead To Better Medical Treatment For Some Diseases
A botanist at the University of Georgia and a colleague at Purdue University have shown for the first time that filamentous fungi contain crucial

New Progam Aims To Change Health Care For The Elderly
An innovative approach to providing health care to the elderly is being put to the test at Henry Ford Health System.

British Industrial Science Is Alive And Well
Some British companies are publishing more academic papers than a medium-sized university.

Professor Designs Program To Reduce Incidence Of Skin Cancer Among Agricultural Workers
Georgia farmers are finding some new items at their local feed-and-seed stores this spring.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Help Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
In a 15-year study, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, taken for as little as two years, appear to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Serotonin Function Weakens With Age
New research in rats shows that aging affects the ability of the brain to process neurological information, according to findings published in the January issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research.

Director-General f UNESCO Rules Out Human Cloning
Paris - UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor, in response to the debate unleashed by the successful cloning of an adult sheep, has issued a declaration stating this technology must not be applied to humans.
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