Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 31, 2005
Early warning signs of Alzheimer's show up across cognitive areas years before official diagnosis
By combing through dozens of Alzheimer's disease (AD) studies, psychologists have gained a clear picture of cognitive problems in people who will develop the degenerative brain disease.

Cannabis-based drugs could offer new hope for inflammatory bowel disease patients
Researchers investigating anecdotal evidence that cannabis relieves some of the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease have discovered a potential new target for cannabis-derived drugs for treatment of the disease.

Gene silencing technique offers new strategy for treating, curing disease
A new technique aimed at directly controlling the expression of genes by turning them on or off at the DNA level could lead to drugs for the treatment or cure of many diseases, say researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Wnt signaling in polarized cell divisions
Independent papers in the August 1 issue of G&D investigate the asymmetric localization of beta-catenin (WRM-1) during polarized cell divisions during C. elegans development.
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