Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 21, 1997
New Study Shows Steps Leading To Colon Cancer
New research done on insects in North Carolina and on human cells elsewhere has identified a key signaling mechanism required for normal embryonic development.

Hopkins Researchers Discover Genetic Pathway Linked To 90 Percent Of Colon Cancer
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and University Hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands have identified a genetic pathway that may play a role in the development of as many as 90 percent of all colon cancers.

Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
Researchers at the University at Buffalo are the first to show in a general population that a standard dental X-ray can detect potentially dangerous calcium deposits in the carotid arteries that increase the risk for stroke.

Clear-Cutting In Central Africa
The U.S. must play a key role in saving central Africa's tropical forests, now in sudden peril due to an unprecedented land rush by high-volume logging companies, according to Michael Fay, a conservation biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) headquartered at the Bronx Zoo.

A Nerve Growth Factor Can Sabotage Brain Development
A protein known for nurturing nerve cells can sabotage early brain development, according to a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone
For women living alone, particularly the elderly, pets provide physiological benefits that are similar to those derived from human companionship, a University at Buffalo researcher reported today at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.

Day-Care Programs For Dementia Patients Shown To Benefit Families
Adult day care programs provide short respites from caregiving for the families of dementia patients that are long on benefits, a Penn State-led research team has shown.
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