Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 03, 1998
Rockefeller University Researchers Hunt For Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Genes
The Rockefeller University is looking for people with type 2 diabetes to participate in a study aimed at determining the genetic causes of early- and late-onset forms of the disease.

Lower Meat And Butter Intake Linked To Sharp Fall In Deaths From Heart Disease
Social and economic transformation in Poland has been unusually rapid.

Brown To Speak At Minorities-In-Bioscience Luncheon
Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. will be the guest speaker at a minority student luncheon designed to draw minority college students into careers in biomedical research, Wednesday, April 22, at noon at the ANA Hotel, Metropolitan III in San Francisco.

Cambodia - After The Killing Fields
Nathanson recounts her recent visit to the minefields of Cambodia and recalls some of the scenes that she witnessed.

Crystal Structure Of The Archaeal Chaperonin Thermosome, A Protein-Folding Machine, Determined
A research team at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried/Germany, and the Institute of Microbiology, University of Regensburg, has solved the crystal structure of the thermosome.

Gene Discovery '98
News reporters are invited to observe Gene Discovery '98, the second high school DNA sequencing workshop conducted by Yale medical scientist, Wesley Bonds, Ph.D., and Sister Mary Jane Paolella, biotechnology instructor at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.

New Class of Dust Ring Discovered Around Jupiter
A team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has found new evidence that a faint, doughnut-shaped ring of interplanetary and interstellar dust some 700,000 miles in diameter is orbiting Jupiter.

American Heart Association Journal Report: Women May Be At Higher Risk Than Men Of Stroke And Post-Operative Death Following Carotid Endarterectomy
Women and certain other groups of patients who undergo carotid endarterectomy -- a common procedure used to clear blockages in the blood vessels to the brain -- may have a higher risk for death or stroke following the surgery, according to a study in this month's Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association

Mitigating The Consequences Of Cardiac Arrests
Every year around 333,000 people in the UK have a heart attack.

Ineffective Assessment Of Funds For Research Must Change
Williams launches a scathing attack on the research assessment exercise (RAE) conducted by the Higher Education Funding Councils.

University Of Iowa Researchers Propose A Model To Explain The Spread Of An Eye Cancer
Scientists don't completely understand how cancer spreads, or why it metastasizes to specific organs.

Cardiac Arrests Outside Hospital - Survival Could Be Improved By Better Public Awareness Of Symptoms
Evans stresses that as two thirds of all cardiac patients die at home, basic life support training should be targeted at close relative and friends of patients with known coronary artery disease.

Fatality Outside Hospital From Acute Coronary Events In Three British Health Districts 1994-5
Nearly three quarters of all fatal cases of heart attacks happen before it is possible to transfer patients to hospital.

Lightning Detectors Watch Storms That Spawned Tornadoes
Lightning sensors in space and on the ground are showing the value of having a space-based network of sensors that could spot and track storms which might spawn tornadoes.

Women Who Smoke Have A Greater Risk Of Heart Problems Than Their Male Contemporaries
Over the last twenty or thirty years, female smoking habits have become more like those of their male counterparts.
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