Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 20, 2003
Stars rich in heavy metals tend to harbor planets
What disposes some stars to develop planets and others not?

Diadexus receives FDA marketing clearance for PLAC (TM) test
diaDexus, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, today announced that the U.S.

Protein that fights bacteria and viruses cloned by Scripps scientists
Bacteria and viruses are completely different classes of pathogens, and while the detection systems are different, the actual immune defenses the body employs to clear the system of viral or bacterial infection are much the same.

Single protein is key in response to bacterial, viral infections
A single protein acts as a key switch point in frontline immune system reactions to both bacterial and viral infections, according to a report published online today in the journal Nature.

E-learning is still an uncertain, developing market
Despite the expectations that surround it, e-learning is still an uncertain market, particularly when it comes to children in the home, according to new research funded by the Economic & Social Research Council.
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