Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 02, 2002
Children's Hospital Boston researchers use therapeutic cloning to create functional tissue in cows
In a study published in the July issue of Nature Biotechnology, available on the internet June 3, researchers from Children's Hospital Boston and colleagues demonstrated that laboratory-engineered tissues created from heart, skeletal, and renal cells cloned from cows, then transplanted back into the animals, developed into functional tissues and caused no signs of rejection.

Study: evidence-based programs likely to be more successful in preventing substance use by children
Scientifically designed substance abuse prevention programs based on research showing what works and what doesn't are likely to be much more effective in keeping children off tobacco, alcohol and drugs than other programs not based on such evidence, a new study suggests.

Scientists discover that genetic changes result mostly from many small contributors
By making use of the new technique of DNA microarrays (

The human visual system is 'smart,' drawing on experience to interpret visual information
Experiments show that people usually see what falls in the lower region of a figure-ground picture as the

Research at Great Lakes meeting shows more vitamin C in organic oranges than conventional oranges
The vitamin C content of organic vs. conventional oranges is among research topics to be discussed at the 34th annual Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, June 2-4, at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome and the McNamara Alumni Center, in Minneapolis.

Statement by the Ethics Advisory Board of Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.
Advanced Cell Technology's Ethics Advisory Board has been kept fully informed of the research to be reported in July's Nature Biotechnology.

1st evidence that nuclear transplantation ('therapeutic cloning') can eliminate tissue rejection
Advanced Cell Technology reports that nuclear transplantation can be used to generate functional immune-compatible tissues.

Light adjustable intraocular lenses may offer customized vision for cataract patients
Nearly three million cataract surgeries are performed every year in the United States.
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