Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 28, 2000
Researchers find money chief reason for racial differences in mammography
In 1997, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that black women in eastern North Carolina were only about half as likely as white women to have undergone mammography.

Pancreatic cancer vaccine found safe in early study
Hopkins researchers say early tests of a pancreatic cancer vaccine show it is safe and successful in reaching immune system cells.

New pathway for treating erectile dysfunction identified by MCG researchers
A potential new pathway for treating erectile dysfunction that focuses on decreasing contraction of smooth muscles - rather than enhancing their relaxation which is how drugs like Viagra work - has been identified by researchers at the Medical College of Georgia.

Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina
Automobile accidents involving deer across North Carolina increased from 11,503 in 1998 to 12,233 last year, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.

UCSF study of HIV patients identifies interleukin-7 as a key factor in controlling T-cells
Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology have learned how T-cell levels may be maintained in people.
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