Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 21, 2001
Internal clock not ready for Mars time
The human internal clock fails to adapt to non-24-hour days and that takes its toll on astronauts, international travelers and shift workers.

Pump up the volume (of immune cells) to fight HIV
Researchers boosted the immune system of eight HIV + volunteers with 'activated' cultures of the volunteers' own white blood cells.

Antibiotic may be a potential therapy for MS
A common antibiotic, long used to treat infections in humans, may have potential as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.

Guidelines for neural repair studies in humans
Promoting ethical and rigorous research on investigational treatments for brain repair is the focus of new recommendations published by the American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair (ASNTR).

Johns Hopkins researchers find more extensive bone defects caused by bladder exstrophy
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and St. Vincent de Paul's Hospital in Paris have learned that bone defects associated with classic bladder exstrophy are more extensive than previously thought.

Researchers identify key factor in hair loss disorder
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have identified a key factor in the cause of alopecia areata, a hair loss disorder that often strikes children.

Analysis illuminates risk connection of herpes virus, HIV
Most people at greater risk of acquiring HIV don't know it.

UCLA researchers show HIV doubles tuberculosis caseload; Strong TB treatment programs could curb HIV's effect
UCLA researchers discovered that HIV amplifies tuberculosis outbreaks, often doubling the number and frequency of resulting TB cases.

Media ignore research-based advice that would smooth sibling ties
Two University of Illinois researchers duly note in a new study that welcoming a second child into a family and helping the children establish sibling relationships involves many challenging tasks.
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