Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 24, 2002
Anesthesia drug may better protect newborn brains during heart surgery
In a finding that may ultimately benefit children undergoing heart surgery as infants, researchers showed that a particular anesthetic drug improved neurological outcomes in animals that underwent cardiopulmonary bypass under surgical conditions.

Do the ivory towers need ramps
Doctors are among the first to recognize that physical disabilities can occur at any point in an individual's life, but even medical school faculty members facing the onset of such a disability often keep it secret for as long as possible, fearing discrimination from their colleagues and academic officials when it becomes known.

Healing power in a gene
UIC researcher Robert Costa believes he knows why the body deteriorates with age: our FoxM1B gene retires.
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