Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 08, 1999
Immunex And Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Advance Enbrel Into Phase II/III Clinical Trial For Chronic Heart Failure
Immunex and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories announced today they are beginning a Phase II/III clinical trial with ENBREL (etanercept) in chronic heart failure patients, one of the first large-scale studies undertaken to evaluate cytokine inhibition, an entirely new approach to studying chronic heart failure.

Evidence For A Heart Failure Epidemic Released
Reseachers now have what they see as proof of a heart failure epidemic.

Study Of Earthquakes In Eastern Turkey
With a new $400,000 grant frorm the National Science Foundation, Cornell University geologists will establish 30 temporary seismic-recording stations in eastern Turkey to better understand the collision of continents and the births of earthquakes.

Harbor Branch Web Developers Team With ABC News To Bring Ocean Adventure To A Computer Near You
Upcoming @Sea expeditions for 1999 will cover research of deep-sea bioluminescent creatures using the JOHNSON-SEA-LINK manned submersible and the hunt for potent medicines from the ocean depths.

First Clinical Trial In Bay Area To Test Effect Of HIV Vaccine; SF Department Of Public Health And UCSF Recruiting Study Volunteers
The first clinical trial in the Bay Area to test the effectiveness of an AIDS vaccine was launched this week through a joint project of the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the University of California San Francisco.

Depressed Older Women At Greater Risk For Fractures
Older women with depression face an increased risk of fracture over their nondepressed counterparts, according to a study by a team of researchers from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the University of California San Francisco, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.

Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Selects First Cohort
The Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, a communications training and networking program for environmental scientists, has selected its first group of 20 Fellows.

Atmospheric Scientists Fly Over South Pacific To Sample "World's Cleanest Air"
Two research aircraft and 100 researchers are heading to the South Pacific to study what some have called the world's cleanest air.

Secrecy In Science Focus Of AAAS-MIT Colloquium
Washington, DC - March 5, 1999 - Former CIA Director John Deutch and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) will join government, industry, and academic representatives in a public colloquium about secrecy in science March 29 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

GenRISK Genetic Testing Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offers Patients New Hope In Confronting Disease
Utilizing state-of-the-art genetic consultative services, geneticists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's GenRISK program provide genetic risk assessment, diagnosis, testing and counseling for such common, chronic conditions as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hemochromatosis and stroke.

Physical Activity Recommended For "Stable" Congestive Heart Failure
Moderate physical activity -- not bed rest -- may be the best medicine for individuals who suffer from
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