Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 16, 1997
Harvard Medical School Researchers Discover Protein That Explains How Egg Cells Prepare To Become Embryos
In the May 16 Science, a Harvard Medical School researcher reports the discovery of a novel egg-cell protein that sheds light on the cell's mechanism for moving particular RNAs to the right places inside the cell in preparation for development into a complex organism

The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
When it comes to talking to their teenagers about sex, health and condoms, mum's the word for most American parents.

First Circadian Clock Gene Cloned In Mammals
Scientists at Northwestern University have cloned and identified a gene for the circadian clock in a mouse, the first such gene to be identified at the molecular level in a mammal.The gene is a transcription factor, meaning that it turns on other genes.
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