Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 28, 1999
CWRU med school snares $3 million Howard Hughes Institute grant to build structural biology program
A $3 million, four-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will support a structural biology initiative at CWRU's medical school, recruiting new research faculty.

UT Southwestern scientists develop method of synthesizing antibodies
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researchers have discovered a method that may lead to the long-hoped-for efficient and inexpensive production of synthetic antibody substitutes for use in medical diagnostics, biotechnology and biomedical research.

Study shows that combined therapies increase life expectancy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
A new treatment approach combining traditional chemotherapy with medication delivered through a surgically implanted pump has been found to increase life expectancy in patients with advanced colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver, reports Nancy Kemeny, M.D., an oncologist at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center.

Second Nasa X-34 rocket plane reaches assembly milestone
Assembly of the second of NASA's three X-34 rocket research planes reached a major milestone last week with the attachment of its composite wing to its fuselage at Orbital Sciences Corp. facilities in Dulles, Va.

20th century marks achievements in food science and technology
Reflecting upon this century, numerous achievements were made in food science and technology, which greatly enhanced the safety and/or quality of foods.
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