Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 04, 1997
Study Links Trans Fatty Acids To Breast Cancer
Analyzing tiny fat samples from 698 European women1s buttocks revealed that those with breast cancer had higher levels of trans fatty acids stored in their bodies than women without breast cancer, according to a new international study.

Nationwide Hunt For Rheumatoid Arthritis Genes Launched: National Institutes Of Health And Arthritis Foundation Announce Research Partnership
The NIH (NIAMS and NIAID) and the Arthritis Foundation are joining forces to support a national consortium of 12 research centers in the search for genes that determine susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis.

Pawpaw Shows Promise In Fighting Drug-Resistant Tumors
A Purdue University researcher has found compounds in the bark of the pawpaw tree that have shown some success in fighting drug-resistant cancers.

Endometriosis Symptoms Improve Dramatically After Surgery For Most Women UB Prospective Study Finds
A prospective study of surgical treatment for endometriosis has shown that the majority of women who undergo surgery for the condition experience dramatic improvement in pain and discomfort.

Mars Global Surveyor Mission Set To Begin Orbiting Sept. 11
For researchers like the University of Colorado at Boulder's Bruce Jakosky who are involved in NASA's unmanned Mars Global Surveyor Mission slated to enter planetary orbit Sept.

New Oral Insulin Delivery System Shows Promise
Researchers at Purdue University have developed an oral delivery method for insulin that may eliminate a diabetic's need to take insulin injections.

Heart Problems In Victims Of Tropical Disease May Not Be Caused By Autoimmune Reaction; New Treatment Indicated
New evidence by scientists from the University of Georgia indicates that victims of a common tropical disease may be receiving inadequate treatment because of a major misunderstanding of how the disease progresses.

Discovery Of Genetic Pathways May Provide New Ways To Combat Candida Infections
A new study has uncovered the wiring diagram underlying the infectiousness of Candida albicans, a fungus that causes life-threatening infections in chemotherapy and AIDS patients.
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