Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 07, 2005
Employing ecology to predict and manage emerging infectious diseases
This week, over 80 distinguished scientists from around the world convened at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies to discuss the role of ecology in managing and predicting infectious diseases.

Research suggests molecular approaches to brain tumor treatment
Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found promising new molecular targets and treatment approaches for some of the most malignant brain tumors.

Study calls for earlier use of ICDs in patients diagnosed with cardiomyopathy
A study presented today at the Late Breaking Clinical Trials presentations at the Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans found that implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) benefit patients with recently diagnosed cardiomyopathy, a disease that affects the heart muscle's ability to pump and can lead to heart failure.
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