Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 15, 1997
Mutant Gene Not Sole Explanation For Hiv Non-Progression
A recently described genetic mutation does not fully explain why a small proportion of people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remain completely well for a decade or more, according to investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Immigrant Study Provides New Insights
Legal immigrants are more educated as a group than native-born U.S citizens, according to a just-released survey of new immigrants.

Frustrating Patients Likely To Be Unmarried
Patients who frustrate physicians because of what doctors consider over-dependence on medical care are more likely to be unmarried.

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research
HOUSTONā€¹ UT-Houston has been awarded $2.5 million by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to establish a Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) in scleroderma, a chronic, often fatal connective tissue disease.

Duke Researchers Show How Hepatitis Infection Leads To Liver Cancer
Hepatitis B and C infections slowly eat away at a person's liver, severely damaging liver function and greatly increasing the risk of liver cancer.

Facing The Issue: New Research Shows That The Brain Processes Faces And Objects In Separate Brain Systems
Some hair is missing. Nevertheless, you recognize John McEnroe, the TV announcer who once ruled tennis with his intense serve and tantrums.

National Science Board To Meet In Houston
The National Science Board (NSB) will convene its first off-site meeting of the year in Houston next month.
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