Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 04, 2000
Automated North Pole station will take the pulse of the Arctic Ocean
An international scientific team supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will establish a research camp at the North Pole this month.

Soy protects heart without disrupting hormones: Study
Adding soy foods to a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease without stimulating harmful hormone activity as previously believed, according to a new study in the journal Metabolism

Shark cancers cast more doubt on cartilage pills
New research debunks the myth that sharks don't get cancer and casts further doubt on the use of shark cartilage pills for cancer prevention and treatment.

Viagra could help women conceive
The anti-impotence drug Viagra may help infertile women conceive, according to researchers in Nevada.

VION presents preclinical Tapet® data demonstrating Tapet's ability to effectively deliver anticancer proteins
VION PHARMACEUTICALS presented at the AACR on the ability of its TAPET® technology to colonize and multiply preferentially within solid tumors, achieving very high concentrations of bacteria within tumors as compared to normal tissues and expressing anticancer agents within tumors.

Like father like son: UC researcher finds abusers influenced by dads
A researcher in the University of Cincinnati's School of Social Work has found that abusers' relationships with their fathers play a key role in their violent tendencies.

The number purple
People who perceive a particular colour when shown a number are often dismissed by researchers.

Monkeys pay one another for work
Primatologists at the Yerkes Primate Center of Emory University have found new evidence that capuchin monkeys cooperate to obtain food and share the rewards of their efforts.

Bypass surgery dramatically more effective than angioplasty in protecting diabetics from heart attack death, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
Diabetic patients on medication who have had coronary bypass surgery are more likely to survive a heart attack than are diabetics who have had angioplasty, announced researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in the April 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The Milky Way has thousands of black holes
The heart of our Galaxy is swarming with black holes.

Expanding life's alphabet
If you want more proteins, just add more letters to the genetic code.

LDL receptor reduces LDL production, removes cholesterol from blood
A cell membrane protein thought mainly to bind

Beta radiation treatment can prevent repeat blockages in blood vessels after angioplasty, according to a new study
A new study shows that the use of beta radiation may prevent repeat blockages in heart vessels following angioplasty.

Catching a comet by the tail
New finding: The ionized vapor trails left behind by comets as they zing past our sun may be billions of miles longer than anyone previously recognized.

Study finds control has role in health effects of hard-driving personality
Contrary to popular belief, people with hard-driving, control-oriented personalities are not necessarily at greater risk for high blood pressure, heart attacks and other stress- related ailments unless they are unable to exert that control over their life circumstances, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

Study shows women more likely to have severe arthritis, less likely to undergo surgery
Although women are three times more likely than men to have severe arthritis which would benefit from joint replacement, they are less likely to have ever discussed the surgical procedure with their doctors.

UC Berkeley biologist disputes current dogma that genetic mutation is the cause of cancer
UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg contends that mutation is not the cause of cancer.

Nature's path leads scientists to new antibiotic strategy
By mimicking one of nature's own potent antimicrobial defenses, scientists may have found a new way to wage war on pathogenic bacteria.

Damaged nerves heal faster with electricity
University of Alberta researchers have found that electrical stimulation speeds up nerve regeneration.

AVAX Technologies' AC Vaccine™ improves relapse-free survival
AVAX Technologies announced the presentation of preclinical data on its AC Vaccine™ technology, an autologous cell cancer vaccine, at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Remotely sensing city growth and landscape changes
The latest remote sensing research in the field of geography will be presented April4-8 at the Association of American Geographers Meeting at the David L.
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