Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 08, 1998
Rheumatic Fever Reports Increasing In The Utah Area
Rheumatic fever, which seemed almost eradicated in the United States in the early 1980s, is on the rise again.

A Protein Switch May Turn On Heart Cells To Combat Heart Disease
Scientists are finding ways to switch on and off key proteins that may make heart cells come out of biological

Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
Surgeons at the EndoSurgery Institute in Cincinnati will participate

Rare Brain Mapping Procedure Provides Unique Picture Of Two Areas Concerned With Language Processing and Production
A unique opportunity to map and test the human brain has yielded new insights into two areas involved in producing and processing language.

Duke Scientist Reports Advances In Gene Therapy For Heart Failure
Scientists are one step closer to making gene therapy for heart failure a reality, scientists from Duke University Medical Center reported Sunday.

Test For Genetic Trait May Indicate Heart Benefits Of Hormone Replacement Therapy
A new study shows that a woman's genetic makeup can reveal how well hormone replacement therapy will reduce her risk of developing heart disease.

Nicotine-Like Drugs Can Enhance Learning, Memory In Rat Model Of Alzheimer'sDisease
While nicotine does addict people to cigarettes, scientists are learning that nicotine, when separated from tobacco, may have beneficial effects as well.

UK Researchers Develop New Means To Assess Plaques In Blood Vessels
University of Kentucky researchers are using near-infrared spectroscopy to detect the plaques in blood vessels that are most likely to rupture and cause heart attacks and strokes.
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