Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 24, 2001
High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms
Patients experiencing chest pain and other symptoms may be able to find out equally well whether blocked arteries are the cause by lying still for a quick heart scan called electron beam computed tomography or by running on a treadmill for a stress test, according to a new study.

Drug resistance found to vary by ethnicity
A genetic mutation affecting resistance to chemotherapy occurs more frequently in some ethnic groups than in others according to a new study.

NYU neuroscientist examines how brain responds to fears that are imagined and anticipated, but never experienced
Previous research has indicated that a brain structure called the amygdala is critical to the expression of a conditioned fear response.

NHLBI unveils new resources to help consumers control their blood pressure
The National High Blood Pressure Education Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has new print and online resources for consumers and clinicians.

Regardless of age, children susceptible to false reports of experiences when given misinformation by parents, says latest research
Much research has examined the suggestibility of preschool age children when recalling events.
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