Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 29, 1997
Altered Gene Increases Men's Risk For Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Possessing an altered form of a gene involved in communication between the brain's nerve cells may put certain men at greater risk of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), report Rockefeller University scientists.

Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
Using high-powered lasers to pierce new blood-carrying channels into ailing heart muscle, Duke University Medical Center heart surgeons are testing a promising new therapy for patients with coronary artery disease who have exhausted all other conventionalforms of treatment

Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
Cornell environmental psychologists compared children in a school in an airport flight path with similar children in a quiet school.

UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
North Carolina fails to protect the interests of state residents enrolled in health maintenance organizations nearly as well as it should, chiefly because the organizations have grown so fast that laws and regulations have not kept up, according to a newUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to