Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 24, 1997
Higher Rate Of End-Stage Renal Disease In African-American Men Associated With High Blood Pressure And Lower Income
Although hypertension and low income already are linked to an increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) for both African-American and white men, the two factors may help explain the four-fold higher incidence of ESRD found in blacks, compared to whites, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers

Jackson Lab Scientists Report Advance In Study Of Neuronal Migration In Brain Development
Genetic research conducted at The Jackson Laboratory has identified a protein in mice that may play a fundamental role in the critical process of

MOHS Surgery At Emory University Helps Prevent Melanoma Recurrence
Dermatologic surgeons at Emory University are studying the use of a tissue-sparing surgical technique called MOHS for lentigo-maligna melanoma

Discovery In Chromosome Replication Process May Prove Valuable In Cancer Diagnosis
An international research team has discovered the key protein in an enzyme responsible for lengthening the ends of chromosomes, a surprising finding that potentially could lead to the development of new ways to detect and treat cancer

Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
Melanoma reseachers at Emory University are uncovering new information about a vital cellular ingredient which they believe may direct the body's immune system to kill malignant melanoma tumor cells.
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