Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 30, 1997
NICHD-Funded Researchers Find Possible Mechanism Of Preeclampsia
A team of investigators has discovered that preeclampsia--a life threatening complication of pregnancy--results from a failure of the placenta to invade the wall of the uterus and to appropriately mimic the tissue which lines blood vessels.

Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
Many people who suffer from bipolar disorder, or manic- depression, seem to respond best to a two-drug combination treatment.

Chimpanzees Protected From HIV-1 Infection By New DNA Vaccine
Using an innovative DNA-based vaccine, a research team led by University of Pennsylvania Medical Center scientists has successfully protected chimpanzees against massive doses of HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS.

Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules
A team of scientists at Duke University Medical Center has used a component of the

Eating Disorder Prevention Programs At Universities May Be Doing More Harm Than Good, Study Suggests
The first empirical evaluation of a college-based eating disorder prevention program has found that such programs are not only ineffective at preventing eating disorders but may be making the problem worse
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