Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 11, 2005
Mental distress due to abortion lasts for years
Women who have had an abortion still experience mental distress related to the abortion years after it happened.

Blazing a new path for Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
Tracking two known molecular pathways through the cellular jungle, researchers at the Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons in New York have discovered a cellular

Chlamydia parasite lives off our fat
Half a billion years ago, Chlamydiae bacteria learned to make themselves at home in infected hosts by hiding out inside protected vacuoles.

Nano springs eternal; Protozoan 'engine' posts nano records
First described 300 years ago by the father of the microscope, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, the biological spring that drives the tiny protozoan, Vorticella convallaria, has just set speed and power records in the nano world of cellular engines, according to biological engineer Danielle Cook France and colleagues at MIT, the Whitehead Institute and elsewhere.
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