Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 27, 2001
Tracking and treating toxic waste in urban neighborhoods
A new research center will address the problem of urban redevelopment slowed by environmental unknowns, creating tools to assess hazardous waste sites and developing ways to clean up pollutants.

Stress management can help control glucose in type 2 diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes who incorporate stress management techniques into their routine care can significantly reduce their average blood glucose levels, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Transportation research opportunities to increase at NTRC
Scientists studying vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, traffic management and other transportation issues will now have improved access to state-of-the-art laboratories at the National Transportation Research Center.

Animal study finds embryonic stem cells can repair heart muscle
Transplantation of embryonic stem cells can help repair injured heart muscle and improve cardiac function following heart attacks and the development of congestive heart failure (CHF), according to the results of an animal study conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

WelChol(R), in combination with Lipitor(R), cuts LDL cholesterol levels by 48%
WelChol®, in combination with Lipitor®, cuts LDL cholesterol levels by 48%

Melanoma web sites give incomplete or wrong information, study finds
Popular Internet sites devoted to melanoma may seem trustworthy, but the information they provide is often only skin-deep, a new University of Michigan study finds.

Scientists identify molecular structure of cancer-related proteins
Research published in this week's issue of Nature describes the molecular structure of two cancer-related proteins binding to one another.
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