Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 18, 2003
Mutated protein combination tied to excessive sugar production
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have traced runaway sugar production in the liver - an important feature of diabetes - to flaws in a two-protein combination at the heart of a molecular switch that responds to insulin.

Hostility in children is a risk factor for developing the precursors to cardiovascular disease
It is well-known that adults who respond to life events with anger are more at risk for developing cardiovascular disease than those who do not.

Getting through the matrix
The physical structure of many tumors can prevent anticancer agents from reaching their targets.

Politicians being economical with the truth is the price of a healthy democracy
Democrats should accept that some political deception is not only inevitable in a democracy but can be legitimate where it is conducted by elected politicians in the public interest where they have the tacit support of the electorate.

UW-Madison scientists return to rat as biomedical research tool
Using a novel combination of tried-and-true techniques, scientists have created the first

Was Orton right?
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study brain activity in children, researchers today confirmed part of an eighty-year-old theory on the neurobiological basis of reading disability, and shed new light on brain regions that change as children become accomplished readers.

Misbehaving molecules in ALS
A new study reveals for the first time how gene mutations lead to the inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to