Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 02, 1997
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Duke University's application for Orphan Drug Designation for a new therapy for Pompe disease, an inherited and usually lethal glycogen storage disease that often afflicts children, Duke officials announced.

Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus
Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, Md., have identified a strain of hepatitis E virus in pigs that is very similar to the strain that causes disease in humans.

Researchers Develop Training Method To Help Reduce Asthma Attacks
Many people with asthma aren't able to detect a problem with their breathing until the asthma attack becomes severe.

Males Don't Follow Intuition When It Comes To Listening To Rock Music
Males may be more likely than females to play rock music at potentially dangerous volumes, regardless of whether or not they like rock music at all, a new study at Ohio University suggests.

Maternal Lead Exposure Linked To High Numbers Of Cavities
Exposure to high amounts of lead is likely one cause of the high rates of tooth decay found among certain groups, such as children raised in the inner city, according to a study in rats by University of Rochester dental researchers published in the September issue of Nature Medicine.

Research Finds Some Antihypertension Drugs May Help Prevent Cell Damage
Three of the most widely prescribed drugs used to treat hypertension may do more than reduce blood pressure.

New Research: Therapy Doesn't Deter Sexual Misconduct By Psychologists
Personal therapy or attendance at ethics courses are frequently endorsed or recommended as the best form of remediation for psychologists who have sexual contact with their clients, but there is little evidence that these methods will alter offenders' future behavior, according to new research by Ohio University psychologists.

Rochester Engineering Dean To Be Nominated To White House Post
President Clinton intends to nominate Duncan T. Moore, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester, as associate director for technology of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Study Finds Divorce Education Reduces Parents' Return To Court
Divorcing parents who participate in a divorce education program are less likely to return to court on matters related to the divorce than those who don't, according to a new Ohio University study.

National Poll: Americans' Skepticism About Their Government Is Increasing
Sixty-six percent of Americans believe people are more angry with the federal government than they used to be and only 25 percent believe the government is making their lives better, according to a recent national poll at Ohio University.

Researchers To Investigate Years Before Menopause
Now, thanks to a long-term study of women's reproductive cycles begun in the 1930s and a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Penn State researchers hope to shed light on the years before women reach menopause and investigate how their health and reproductive histories affect the patterns of change.
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