Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 12, 2005
Engineered skin offers clues to melanoma development
When it comes to the deadly skin cancer melanoma, studying functional tissue rather than cell lines may better provide insight into the disease's development, according to new research at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Teen-agers with Type 1 diabetes already developing cardiovascular disease
Youths with type 1 diabetes, especially boys, already show early signs of cardiovascular disease by their teen-age years.

MicroRNA tweaks protein that controls early heart development
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how a small molecule of RNA called microRNA - a chemical cousin of DNA - helps fine tune the production of a key protein involved in the early development of heart muscle.

U. Iowa finding speeds up immunization booster schedule
New study results may have important implications for immunotherapies -- using vaccines to treat cancer.

True cancer-causing genes revealed by new technique, say Stanford researchers
New research under the direction of Paul Khavari, MD, PhD, professor in the Program in Epithelial Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the dermatology service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, shows a novel and more effective way of testing which mutations cause cancer and which are mere research distractions.
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