Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 15, 2001
Transplant pig islet cells keep diabetic baboon off insulin
Duke University Medical Center researchers reported Friday that specially encapsulated insulin-producing pancreas cells from pigs have kept a diabetic baboon from needing insulin for more than nine months.

Psychological reactivity characterizes aggressive driving
Their muscles tighten; their blood pressure rises; they're ready to hit the road.

Failure at nonconscious goals explains negative 'mystery moods'
Have you ever been in a bad mood that you couldn't explain and wondered what put you in a funk?

Changing colors in mice
As published in G&D, researchers have developed a new and powerful transgenic mouse model system that allows scientists to introduce a foreign gene into the mouse and turn this gene on and off at will through a simple dietary change.

Novel therapy shows promise to prevent recurrance of head and neck cancer
Promising results from a study led by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researcher, Dong Moon Shin, M.D., suggest that treating head and neck cancer patients with a combination of retinoid, interferon, and vitamin E may lead to improved survival for patients, and result in few negative side-effects.
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