Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 16, 1997
Stopping "Cellular Suicide" Could Boost Production In Biotech Labs
Stopping human cells from committing suicide when their environment changes is crucial to the biotechnology industry, which uses such cells to manufacture pharmaceuticals.

Scientists Bridge Gap In Cell Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have found a critical step in communication between cells that promotes such things as bone formation and limb growth.

Biological Defense Research Animated By Engineering Animation, Inc. For The U.S. Government
Engineering Animation, Inc., in collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has produced a 3D journey through the body that demonstrates revolutionary biological defense strategies that could protect the body in the event of a bioweapons attack.

Hypertension Therapy Prevents Heart Failure Among Elderly
Treatment with a low-dose diuretic cuts by half the chance that an older person with high systolic blood pressure will develop heart failure, according to results from a National Institutes of Health nly slight rearrangement of an intact ecosystem's food web can directly influence the atmosphere ent.
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