Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 21, 2000
Among the elderly, men perceive poor health status better than women
Elderly men who rate their health as poor are more likely to die than are elderly women who rate their health similarly, according to a new study.

Using a mouse model, reserchers now understand changes occurring in the brain before the onset of Huntington's disease
In a collaborative study conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers used a mouse model to identify changes that occur in nerve cells in the early stages of Huntington's disease.

Lutein supplements may improve vision
A substance found in dark green leafy vegetables and egg yolks may improve vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other degenerative eye conditions, according to a study published by a Johns Hopkins researcher, whose subjects were recruited from the Internet and tested via e-mail.

AVAX Technologies' O-Vax™ cancer vaccine induces positive immunological and clinical outcomes in patients with advanced ovarian cancer
AVAX presented data at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology on its autologous cell vaccine for ovarian cancer (O-Vax™).

Targeted Genetics presents clinical data on E1A cancer gene therapy
At the 36th American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Dr.

Alcohol and thiamine deficiency together: a dangerous combination?
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