Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 11, 1999
U-M scientist discover how viruses hide inside human cells
University of Michigan scientists have discovered how some viruses can hide inside the nucleus of human cells for long periods of time---without producing symptoms or triggering an immune response---by attaching to host cell chromosomes.

Substance used to treat complications from diabetes also proves to work as antioxidant
A substance used for decades in Europe to treat diabetic neuropathy, or nervous-system complications, also functions as an antioxidant in humans, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

UD News: Marine and aerospace industries eye new lightweight material
A building element made of lightweight honeycomb sandwiched between curved composite panels is getting the attention of companies making everything from storage containers to components for the space station, UD researcher Jack R.

High doses of ACE inhibitors reduce hospitalizations for heart failure
Large doses of drugs called ACE inhibitors are more effective than the smaller doses often prescribed to heart failure patients, according to a study that is the first to be released on-line prior to publication in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Whooping cough still packs a potentially deadly wallop
Despite the availability of a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine since the 1940s, the disease still strikes as many as 120,000 people each year, causing serious complications and even death, especially among youngsters.

CIIT publishes formaldehyde cancer risk assessment
CIIT researchers have released the most up-to-date, comprehensive cancer risk assessment for inhaled formaldehyde.

Giant plant-eating dinosaur found; two cast skeletons to be unveiled
A primitive, long-necked dinosaur that weighed an estimated 20 tons and grew to a length of 70 feet is the newest species to be plucked from the African Sahara by a team led by paleontologist Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago.

Personality styles predict those at risk for recurring major depression
Individuals with certain personality styles -- those who are aggressive and those who have low dependency on other people -- are at higher risk for recurrent bouts of major depression, according to a new University of Washington study.

Few U.S. companies marketing themselves properly, expert says
Marketing employees may work hard for their U.S. companies, but many are not working smart, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill expert.
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