Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 24, 2001
Method quickly surveys yeast genome by gene function, not sequence
Combining a decade of research advances, scientists have implemented a new method that essentially searches the entire yeast genome in an instant, looking for what the genes do rather than what they look like, say the researchers from Johns Hopkins and Rosetta Inpharmatics, Inc.

Mayo Clinic reports case of brain disease in an AIDS patient and positive response to antiviral agent
Mayo Clinic researchers report the successful use of an antiviral drug to combat a brain disease that is responsible for death in as many as five percent of patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Hormone replacement therapy may delay cognitive decline in older women
Lifetime exposure to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be associated with better maintenance of cognitive function in older women free of dementia, according to a study published in the current issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Leisure activity decreases risk of Alzheimer's disease
Pick up a book or magazine, go for a walk, see a movie or visit a friend or relative -- and reduce your risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease.

Diabetic women less likely to undergo mammograms, Mayo Clinic researchers report
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that women with diabetes were significantly less likely to undergo screening for breast cancer by mammography than patients in a control group.

Mayo clinic study finds current tobacco and past alcohol use linked to greater health problems
A Mayo Clinic study has found that patients suffered a greater decrease in general and mental health if they were currently smoking and also had an alcohol problem.
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