Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 31, 2002
New Insight into cervical cancer development: turning it up a notch
A collaboration of scientists from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have uncovered a key genetic event in the progression of malignant cervical cancer -- and a potential new therapeutic target.

Early intervention could halve angina rate for people at moderate risk of heart attack
Authors of a UK study published on THE LANCET's website today, Sunday 1 September,
Money matters when it comes to body's attention to tasks
If you want someone's attention, show them the money and you're more likely to get results, at least when it comes to their body's responses, a new study suggests.

Research reveals myth of a nation united in grief after Diana's death
Research at Cardiff University, UK reveals that the image of a British nation united in hysterical grief after the death of Princess Diana was a media myth.

Rad50 and the maintenance of genome stability
Dr. John Petrini and colleagues have succeeded in creating the first mouse model of Rad50 deficiency, lending unprecedented insight into the in vivo function of this protein in maintaining genome stability and preventing cancer in mammals.

Fitness level may predict women's hypertension risk
A woman's physical fitness level may mitigate the effect of stress on her risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Sense of control eases physical toll of stressful situation
Believing that you have control over a moderately stressful situation may make it less potentially damaging to your heart and circulatory system, a new study suggests.

Ghana takes aim at bushmeat hunting
In an unprecedented effort to protect West Africa's endangered wildlife from destructive commercial hunting practices, a two-day conference, aimed at reducing the consumption of wild game - or bushmeat - and providing viable alternatives, concluded yesterday in Accra.
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