Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 05, 2006
Citizen consumers? Using public services is not like shopping
The government's new white paper on health seems to suggest that patients should be offered more choice.

Groovy protein essential for promoting cancer development
Scientists have determined the detailed structure of an essential piece of the telomerase enzyme, an important contributor to the vast majority of human cancers.

BioMed Central launches Biology Direct
BioMed Central is pleased to announce the launch of Biology Direct, a new online open access journal with a novel system of peer review.

New tool could portend Alzheimer's disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment
Biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid might help to predict progression to Alzheimer's disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to an article published online today (Monday February 6, 2006) in The Lancet Neurology.

New faster screening test for MRSA
A new screening technique for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cuts by 75 percent the time taken to identify patients carrying MRSA and could be used to help prevent transmission of the bacteria in hospitals.
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