Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 18, 2005
Study finds Tarceva benefits older lung cancer patients
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib (Tarceva®) showed encouraging activity with relatively tolerable side effects in elderly, previously untreated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), reports a team led by investigators from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Mayo Clinic researchers invent 'hitchhiking' viruses as cancer drug delivery system
A Mayo Clinic research team has devised a new virus-based gene therapy delivery system to help fight cancer.

Exercise helps reduce pain in old age
People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active.

Men and women found more similar than portrayed in popular media
The popular media has portrayed men and women as psychologically different as two planets - Mars and Venus - but these differences are vastly overestimated and the two sexes are more similar in personality, communication, cognitive ability and leadership than realized, according to a review of 46 meta-analyses conducted over the last 20 years.

UCSD discovery may provide novel method to generate medically useful proteins
A team led by UCSD biochemists has discovered the mechanism by which a simple organism can produce 10 trillion varieties of a single protein, a finding that provides a new tool to develop novel drugs. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to