Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 05, 2000
Cancer gene related to fruit and vegetable growth
The cellular mechanism that through millennia of evolution has created plump and juicy fruits and vegetables could be the same mechanism that triggers the proliferation of cancer cells in humans and animals, say Cornell scientists in the journal Science (July 7, 2000).

Antiretroviral drugs require 95 percent adherence to work, find researchers at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
HIV patients must be at least 95 percent adherent to antiretroviral therapy for the drugs to work, report investigators from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Researchers create blueprint for tuberculosis vaccine development
In an effort to control the alarming spread of tuberculosis (TB) across the globe, a team of researchers has created a strategic plan or

NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Rich Gannon launches national celiac disease awareness campaign
Nearly one out of every 150 Americans suffers from celiac disease, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

What makes cells tick detailed by Dartmouth researchers
Dartmouth Medical School geneticists have clarified the picture of the way living things maintain robust and stable internal clocks to safeguard the timing of daily activities.

Molecular structure suggests how a gene can "jump"
Nearly fifty years after a landmark paper proposed the existence of what later came to be called jumping genes, scientists are getting their first clear snapshot of one caught in midair.

Canadian scientists find more homosexuals left-handed
Canadian researchers have shown that left-handedness is more common in gay men and in lesbian women than in comparable heterosexual persons.

UNC scientists report new findings at International AIDS Conference in South Africa
When the 13th International AIDS Conference convenes July 9- 14 in Durban, South Africa, it will mark the first time the annual event has taken place in a developing country.

Patent gives battery research a charge
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have been awarded U.S.

Relieving post-stroke depression also restores lost mental function in many patients
Individuals who receive treatment for depression after a stroke get the added benefit of restoring mental abilities, which are often impaired by a stroke, according to a report in today's Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

NSF-funded researchers discover evidence of microscopic life at the South Pole
In a finding that may extend the known limits of life on Earth, researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have discovered evidence that microbes may be able to survive the heavy doses of ultraviolet radiation and the extreme cold and darkness of the South Pole.

MCG research identifies early problem with stem cells that can result in heart defect
Stem cells or progenitor cells needed for development of key blood vessels of the heart may not proliferate normally in some fetuses, according to a Medical College of Georgia researcher.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $50.3 million to enrich undergraduate biological sciences education
Fifty-three colleges and universities in 22 states and Puerto Rico will receive $50.3 million for undergraduate biological sciences education from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation's largest private supporter of science education.

Hops to it
The Harvard Ocean Prediction System is a modular system that can be deployed to any region of the ocean to provide forecasts of ocean weather, as well as information about ocean life, from whales to algae.

What happens when genetic information is not correctly edited in brain cells
A correlation between impaired editing of RNA and epilepsy is reported by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg/Germany.
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