Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 26, 1997
Chloroplasts Connect Via Tubes To Share Material
Chloroplasts, the green globules inside plant cells responsible for photosynthesis, communicate via slender tubules that exchange proteins, Cornell scientists find using a unique laser-microscope.

Two Drugs Better Than One For Treating Children With Symptomatic HIV
Initial therapy using zidovudine (AZT) combined with either lamivudine (3TC) or didanosine (ddI) is far more effective at staving off disease progression or death in children with symptomatic HIV disease than using ddI alone, according to a large multicenter study supported by the National Institues of Health (NIH).

NIH Team Discovers First Parkinson's Disease Gene
Scientists at the National Human Genome Research have identified the first gene that causes some cases of Parkinson's disease.
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