Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 04, 1999
Wake Forest University Wins $7M Grant To Study The Causes Of Alcohol Addiction
The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $7 million grant to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to study alcohol addiction.

UCSF Study Finds Patients Willing To Talk About Risky Behavior
A new University of California San Francisco study has found that patients are willing to discuss risky behavior with their primary care physicians and that it matters little whether they do that face-to-face or with the help of technology.

UK Study Finds Decreasing Food Intake Could Shield Against Brain Disorders
Decreasing daily food intake could help ward off several age- related brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, according to findings of a University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging research team led by Mark Mattson, Ph.D., UK professor of anatomy and neurobiology.

Groundwater Remediation: New Tool Offers Improvement
Researchers are looking at a new method that would give decision-makers a multi-objective tool to help them solve groundwater remediation problems.

Major Clinical Findings By California AIDS Team: HIV Does More Than Kill Off T Cells
A team of California AIDS researchers has found the first direct clinical evidence that HIV does more than kill off T cells in the body's immune system.

Pioneering Research Could Lead To Treatment
Two Michigan Tech researchers have found a way to move some of Nature's most delicate objects with the precision of pieces on a chess board.

Experimental Therapy Makes HIV-Infected Cells Commit Suicide
Like a man strapped to a pack of dynamite, HIV-infected cells will self-destruct when rigged with a lethal protein combination.

Successful Hemophilia B Gene Therapy In Dogs May Justify Human Experiments
CHAPEL HILL - Using gene therapy on experimental animals, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and elsewhere have partially corrected the protein deficiency responsible for hemophilia B.

Chicago's Peoples Energy Uses Complex Model To Save Ratepayers $50 Million Yearly, Journal Reports
A complex operations research model that generates 10 different weather scenarios to anticipate customer requirements has been saving the customers of Chicago's Peoples Energy's utilities $50 million a year since 1995, according to a study in a journal published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMSĀ®).

Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
A new program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is taking aim at one of the largest single diagnoses in cardiology -- congestive heart failure -- through seven active research protocols and a physician consulting service.

Molecular Doorway Holds Key To Gene Therapy
Molecular doorways on the surface of cells may be important factors in the success or failure of human gene therapy using altered viruses, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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