Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 18, 1997
Penn Researchers Prove Smoking Increases Risk Of Brain Complication
Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a scientific link between smoking cigarettes and cerebral blood-vessel damage.

Messenger RNA Localization In Yeast Yields New Clues On Development
New research from the laboratory of Robert Singer at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, published in the July 18 issue of Science, indicates that mRNA localization can regulate different gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly know as Brewer's yeast.

Identification Of The Gene Causing Griscelli Disease
An INSERM team has identified the gene responsible for griscelli disease.

UT-Houston Researchers Probe Mechanism Behind Heartbeat
Scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of cardiac troponin C (cardiac TnC), a protein responsible for regulating muscle contraction in the heart.

New Studies Of Martian Meteorite Launched
The National Science Foundation has awarded grants for seven new projects to study Martian meteorite ALH84001 in greater depth.
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