Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 21, 1999
Novartis submits NDA for Zometa® (zoledronic acid for injection)
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation today announced that it has submitted a new drug application (NDA) to the U.S.

$5 Billion in health care costs saved taxpayer
University of Alberta researchers have found that non-paid caregivers of the elderly are saving Canada's health care system more than $5 billion annually.

Mature liver cells generated from bone marrow study in mice turns embryology on its head; implications are multifold
New research shows that mature liver cells are found in bone marrow turning embryology on its head.

Untangling a link between normal protein folding and Alzheimer's disease
HHMI researchers have found that an enzyme that snips apart proteins that form brain-clogging plaques in people with Alzheimer's disease also appears to regulate enzymes that fold new proteins into their working forms in healthy cells.

Campaigns to prevent high rates of HIV infections and AIDS along Trans-African Highway not working, new study concludes
A new study, involving by a faculty member at the University of Georgia, has found that one reason for the high HIV infection rate along the Trans-Africa Highway may be the failure of educational efforts.

Exploiting evolution to treat prostate cancer
Scientists are exploring the use of genetic algorithms to treat prostate cancer by improving how radiation is delivered.

Scientists predict food in the new millennium
What does Y2K have in store for food? Food scientists peering into their crystal balls see supermarket sections devoted to functional foods (products that may provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition), grubs as grub, and pill-popping to optimize nutrition.

NIAID renews funding for the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group
NIAID has renewed funding for the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG), the largest clinical trials network in the world.
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