Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 19, 2005
Alzheimer's disease linked to inflammation
Exposure during youth to inflammatory diseases seems to make individuals more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease later in life, say researchers from the University of Southern California.

Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory
Scientists in the UK have proved that human embryonic stem cells can develop in the laboratory into the early forms of cells that eventually become eggs or sperm.

VCR - US patent litigation update
Ventracor Limited today reported that Heartware Inc has failed in its motion in the US District Court in Florida to dismiss patent infringement claims brought against it by Ventracor's subsidiary relating to the LVAD heart valve device.

David M. Goldenberg receives Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2005 Paul C. Aebersold Award
David M. Goldenberg, Sc.D., M.D., founder and president of the Garden State Cancer Center and the Center for Molecular Medicine and Immunology in Belleville, N.J., received the 2005 Paul C.

New computer program uses brain scans to assess risk of Alzheimer's
Using a new brain scan-based computer program, NYU School of Medicine researchers demonstrate that reductions in brain metabolism in healthy individuals are associated with the later development of Alzheimer's disease.

UQ among world leaders in schizophrenia research
University of Queensland researchers are at the forefront of an international project to identify genes associated with schizophrenia, a common mental illness whose causes are not fully understood.

SNM member David James Brooks receives 2005 Kuhl-Lassen Award for research in brain imaging
Society of Nuclear Medicine member David James Brooks, M.D., D.Sc., FRCP, F.Med.Sci., is the recipient of the 2005 Kuhl-Lassen Award.

Steven M. Larson named recipient of SNM's 2005 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
Steven M. Larson, M.D., chief of the nuclear medicine service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, N.Y., was awarded the 2005 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for his distinguished contributions to nuclear medicine.
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