Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 30, 2001
Heart treatment gap closes with standardized care
A pilot in-hospital program helped close a treatment gap in heart disease prevention by significantly increasing the number of heart attack patients who followed American Heart Association secondary prevention guidelines.

News tips from the care and outcomes meeting
To highlight some of the research at the meeting, News Media Relations has prepared news tips on some of the abstracts that will be presented.

We 'hear' personality in computer-generated speech and the more it sounds like us, the more we like it
People read personality into a synthetic voice even when they know that it's made by a computer.

IIT develops technology that may help doctors identify blood pathogens faster
Students at Illinois Institute of Technology have developed a unique sensing technology that will allow doctors to detect and identify pathogens in the blood much faster than conventional lab tests can.

Genetic changes leading to colon cancer noted in normal tissue
Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified minute genetic changes in normal colonic tissue that may signal later development of certain types of colon cancer.

NIDCR funds centers for research to reduce oral health disparities
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research today announced that it is stepping up the effort to address disparities in our nation's health by funding five new Centers for Research To Reduce Oral Health Disparities.

Making new veins
Scientists have discovered the most effective way, to date, to generate healthy new blood vessels - a discovery with important therapeutic implications for the treatment of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, diabetes and recalcitrant wounds.

Loss of new cell growth gene linked to certain human cancers
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that the loss of a recently discovered gene involved in cell growth may play an important role in the progression of some human cancers.
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