Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 10, 2002
New gene identified: Involved in both intellectual disability and epilepsy
Researchers from the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide have isolated and identified a novel gene involved in both intellectual disability and epilepsy.

Alcohol linked to decreased hypertension risk in young women
Moderate alcohol consumption can lead to a reduced risk of developing hypertension in young women, according to researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Clot-busting drugs linked to increased mortality in elderly
More and more heart attack patients are getting thrombolytic therapy as a result of studies showing the clot-busting drugs can reduce the risk of dying.

Without visual cues, people can use either spatial language or 3-D sound to find their way
Designers of navigation systems for the visually impaired can tap new evidence of the mind's ability to update its internal
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