Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 27, 2005
HIV inserts into human genome using a DNA-associated protein
A human DNA-associated protein called LEDGF is the first such molecule found to control the location of HIV integration in human cells, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Working together for better health outcomes
In what is believed to be a world first, a Guide launched today by the Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott, will help ensure a more open approach between health consumer organisations and pharmaceutical companies embarking on relationships.

No risk of heart attack associated with short-term use of traditional painkillers
Short-term use of painkiller drugs in the same family as ibuprofen does not increase the risk of having a heart attack.

Nutrient pollution causes a long-term effect on Chesapeake Bay ecosystem
A team of scientists has determined that the growing worldwide problem of increased nutrient pollution, primarily nitrogen and phosphorous, on coastal waterways has altered the ecology of Chesapeake Bay as reported in the most recent issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series.
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