Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 31, 2001
American Heart Association's top 10 research advances for 2001 include heart devices, cell transplants and drug-eluting stents
New treatments for heart failure - implantable heart devices and cell-grown tissues - are among the top 10 research advances in heart disease and stroke for 2001, says David Faxon, M.D., president of the American Heart Association.

Fruits and veggies gaining ground, but not fast enough
The percentage of men who consumed fruits and vegetables at least five times a day increased from 16.5 percent in 1990 to 19.1 percent in 1996.

Pulsating 'space hairs' could help small satellites dock with their mother ship
Beds of thousands of tiny pulsating artifical

Control of fat cell development demonstrated using Sangamo BioSciences' ZFP technology
Scientists from Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE) and Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.

Noteworthy numbers from the 2002 Statistical Update
The American Heart Association's 2002 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update compiles data for 1999, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, January 1, 2002
1). ACP-ASIM: Pharmacists Not Qualified to Initiate Drug Therapy 2).

Cardiovascular disease retains top billing
Cardiovascular disease remains the major cause of death and leading drain on the nation's healthcare dollars, according to the American Heart Association's 2002 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update, an annual report released today.

Fat gene discovered
Independent scientific research groups from Pfizer and Harvard Medical School have discovered a critical gene responsible for fat cell development.
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