Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 31, 2001
Mice nibbling at the secrets of NF1
In Genes and Development, an international team of scientists present an experimental mouse model of a prevalent human neurologic disease.

Keeping the cold out
As published in Genes & Development, scientists have cloned and characterized one of the key factors regulating a plant's response to cold temperatures.

Genetically engineered skin substitute is designed to promote wound healing
Bioengineers at the University at Buffalo and Shriners Burns Hospital-Boston have created a genetically engineered skin that expresses a protein that promotes wound healing.

Emory and CDC scientists discover strong immune response to Ebola virus
A group of scientists from Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has discovered that a mouse strain of Ebola virus, adapted from a human strain, induces a strong T-cell immune response, despite the belief of some scientists that the lethal effects of Ebola are due to virus-caused suppression of the immune system.

Very low doses of a potent new drug reduces the complications of bone metastases in patients with metastatic breast cancer and multiple myeloma
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center report that very low doses of a potent new drug called zoledronic acid reduces the complications that arise from multiple myeloma and breast cancer that has spread to the bone. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to