Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 16, 1998
Cholesterol Inhibitors In Garlic Identified
Penn State nutrition researchers have identified a group of chemicals in garlic that decreases cholesterol production by liver cells 40 to 60 percent in laboratory tests.

Molecular Mission Unveils New Genetic Link To Common Birth Defect
Cutting and pasting enormous chunks of DNA into the chromosomes of mice, scientists have uncovered at least one genetic cause for a spectrum of urinary tract disorders, the most common survivable congenital defects in humans.

Garlic Perfumes Poultry Houses
CLEMSON - Garlic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of air fresheners, but Clemson University scientists are finding that it works like a charm in poultry houses ... and may lower the cholesterol in eggs, to boot.

Researchers Find That Where There's Muck There's DNA Brass
Biologists at the University of Warwick are to co-ordinate a European research programme which will quite literally act on the old adage that

Beyond Jurassic Park: Real Science With Ancient DNA
Bees, trapped for millions of years in ancient amber, recreated by scientists using the perfectly preserved DNA.

Pursuing The Next Generation Of Arthritis Treatment
To accelerate the introduction of more effective, safer treatments for arthritis, the University of California San Francisco has established a special research center for testing promising experimental drugs for the disease.

Brigham Young Students And NASA Engineers Work Together To Test Student-Developed Telescope
More than a decade of effort by over 200 students from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, culminated this summer as students worked with NASA engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabamba to prove their solar telescope worked.

White And Poorer Children More Likely To Smoke, New UNC-CH Research Shows
As a group, white children and those from low-income families take up smoking earlier than black children and youngsters whose parents make more money, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.

National Clinical Trial To Test Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Treatment For Coronary Artery Disease
Can heart disease -- the nation's number-one killer -- be effectively treated with antibiotics?

NASA Exhibit In San Francisco To Show How Space Research Improves Health Care On Earth
Promising technologies for better medical treatments and disease-fighting drug research -- enhanced by science experiments in space -- will be discussed by NASA representatives at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, through Nov.
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