Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 27, 1997
Cell Article: Single Genetic Locus Linked To Top Cancer-Targeted Biochemical Pathways
While identifying a new cancer-fighting tumor suppressor gene called ARF, scientists at St.

Biological Clocks No Longer Found Only In The Brain
A recent discovery by a team of scientists, working in part through the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Center for Biological Timing, challenges the strongly-held belief that 24-hour rhythms (biological clocks) are centrally controlled by the brain.

Molecular Clocks Throb Throughout Fruit Flies
Clocks independently regulated by light abound throughout a fruit fly's body, report NIMH-funded researchers report in the Nov.

Columbia Scientist Warns That Global Warming Could Trigger Collapse Of Ocean Currents
Small changes in air temperature resulting from global warming could trigger a cascade of events that would halt or reconfigure thermohaline circulation in the world's oceans, and could, for instance, halt the Gulf Stream and freeze Europe, says renowned climate expert Wallace S.
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