Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 28, 1999
Depression - not high blood sugar - implicated in heart disease among Type 1 diabetics, finds University of Pittsburgh study
Symptoms of depression--not high blood sugar--predict coronary heart disease among people with Type 1 diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in a report published in the January 2000 issue of Atherosclerosis.

Geography and physician caseload are key factors in oophorectomy rates, according to Yale study
Whether or not a woman's ovaries are removed during hysterectomy depends partly on where she lives and her surgeon's experience, according to a Yale School of Medicine study.

Photos available: flight commemorates 70th anniversary of first flight to South Pole
Seventy years to the day after Adm. Richard E. Byrd became the first person to fly over the South Pole, a ski-equipped New York Air National Guard LC-130 landed at the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on Nov.

Another small cog in the 'hub' of metabolism unraveled
New insights into the mechanism of the hub of metabolism, the citric acid cycle, have been obtained by scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics and the Institute of Microbiology of the J.

World AIDS Day symposium at UCSF will highlight "Preventing Second HIV Epidemic"
The UCSF AIDS Research Institute (ARI) will sponsor a special symposium addressing the theme

MIT robot aids recovery of stroke patients
Robotic therapy for stroke patients appears to significantly improve patients' short- and long-term recovery of arm movement, MIT researchers and colleagues report in the November 10 issue of Neurology.

CU-Boulder contingent headed for Sweden to conduct Arctic ozone loss experiments
A contingent of University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and students are descending on Kiruna, Sweden, to help undertake the largest field campaign ever to assess ozone concentrations and chemical changes in the Arctic stratosphere.

Colorful human genome map makes the invisible visible
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have devised the first comprehensive color-coded guide to the human genome.

Women's health research at Yale gets boost from 1999 Ethel F. Donaghue Investigator Awards
Yale scientists will initiate cutting edge women's health research with new grants from the Ethel F.

3D sound systems using groundbreaking piezoelectric springs
Digital speakers that can project three dimensional sound across a room are being developed using new springs built from piezoelectric ceramics.

Astronomers discover six new planets orbiting nearby stars
A team of astronomers led by Steven Vogt at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has found six new planets orbiting nearby stars, bringing the total number of planets astronomers have detected outside the solar system to 28.

Yale yeast genome study could lead to further understanding of diseases like cancer
In the largest genome project of its kind to date, Yale scientists have succeeded in fully characterizing the function of the yeast gene, furthering understanding of how human cells work.

New research illustrates role of CETP in atherosclerosis
A hypertensive rat carrying the human gene for cholesteryl ester transfer protein closely mimics human atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, demonstrating CETP's importance in that disease.

AVAX Technologies announces long-term follow-up data of high-risk melanoma patients treated with M-Vax™ cancer vaccine
AVAX presented nine-year follow-up data of stage III melanoma patients from company-sponsored Phase 2 studies of M-Vax™ at Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia in Melbourne on 11/26/99.

New tool provides major advance for understanding chronic Lyme disease and other illnesses
One of the most frustrating puzzles of Lyme disease is why some people develop debilitating chronic complications despite receiving recommended treatment.
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