Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 04, 2002
Karnal bunt struggles to spread without large numbers
Airborne spores from Karnal bunt fungus, which damages wheat crops, are limited in how well they can start new infections over long distances, according to the findings from a Kansas State University project.

Physical map of mouse genome now available
A physical map of the genetic makeup of a mouse--the mouse genome--is 98 percent complete and is being released online by the journal Nature.

Investigational mesh 'jackets' studied as an experimental therapy for heart failure
A 73-year-old resident of Little Rock, Ca., is the first patient in the Los Angeles area to have an experimental mesh

Knowledge of an ecological sort
Within indigenous communities, the terminology and knowledge of land has been shared for generations, encompassed by cultural practices and ideals.

Mice provide insight into bone metabolism disorders
Mice lacking a protein called SHIP have twice as many cells that breakdown bone as normal mice, according to a study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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