Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 16, 2002
Jorge R. Barrio, PhD receives Aebersold Award for research
Researcher, educator, advocate and author Jorge Raul Barrio, PhD, has been named recipient of the Society of Nuclear Medicine's (SNM) Paul C.

Early intervention stops damage to insulin-producing cells
Giving an anti-diabetes drug early to women at high risk for type 2 diabetes preserves the health of their insulin-producing cells better than postponing treatment until they actually develop the disease, according to a study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Televised sex impairs memory for TV ads just like violence does, according to a new study
In the first published study to examine the effect of televised sex on memory for commercial messages, researchers have found that viewers of programs with sexually explicit or violent content were less likely to remember commercials immediately after exposure and even 24 hours later.

Eating high-fat meal raises blood's proinflammatory factors; vitamins E, C counter response
In a series of studies designed to define the role of dietary macronutrients in the initiation of arterial inflammation that predisposes a person to atherosclerosis, University at Buffalo researchers have found that a high intake of glucose, or eating a high-fat, high-calorie fast-food meal causes an increase in the blood's inflammatory components.

H. William Strauss receives de Hevesy Pioneer Award
H. William Strauss, MD, Clinical Director of Nuclear Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Radiology at Cornell University's Weill School of Medicine, New York City, received the Society of Nuclear Medicine's (SNM) Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award given for outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear medicine He is one of the pioneers in the field of cardiovascular nuclear medicine and is internationally recognized for his work.

Researchers identify gene for most common paediatric malignant brain tumour
Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC), the University Health Network (UHN), and the University of Toronto (U of T) have identified a novel gene that when mutated results in medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumour found in children.
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