Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 26, 2005
Textbook explanation of mRNA translation may need rethinking
Our understanding of how messenger RNAs are translated into proteins is challenged by a new research published today in the Open Access journal, Journal of Biology.

End-of-life study to focus on needs of Sikh and Muslim patients
A new project to help terminally ill Sikh and Muslim patients to have 'a good death' sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs is to begin at the University of Edinburgh.

A step forward in stem cell research
According to a research published today, investigators from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have used new techniques in the laboratory that allowed them for the first time to derive unlimited numbers of purified mesenchymal precursor cells from human embryonic stem cells.

Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
The biggest issue in medical ethics today is the growing occurrence of conflict between health care providers, their patients and patients' families over treatment options, according to Canadian medical ethicists in a survey published today.

Genome study of beneficial microbe may help boost plant health
In a study expected to benefit crop plants, scientists have deciphered the genome of a root- and seed-dwelling bacterium that protects plants from diseases.
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