Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 30, 2005
Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
After years of trial and error, scientists have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to become spinal motor neurons, critical nervous system pathways that relay messages from the brain to the rest of the body.

15 minutes training enough to save lives with an automated external defibrillator
Just fifteen minutes of training could make it possible for anyone to use a defibrillator to stop sudden cardiac arrest.

Recognizing new aneurysm syndrome can save lives
A research team led by Johns Hopkins doctors has defined the physical traits and genetic basis of a new aortic aneurysm syndrome that is extremely aggressive and can cause death in early childhood.

More Britons live alone
More Britons are living alone than ever before, with more men than women living on their own between the ages of 25 and 44.
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