Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 05, 2006
New genetic discovery explains 74 percent cases of age-related macular degeneration
A new study, led by Columbia University Medical Center, pinpoints the role that two genes - Factor H and Factor B - play in the development of nearly three out of four cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a devastating eye disease that affects more than 10 million people in the United States.

Peer exclusion among children results in reduced classroom participation and academic achievement
Children who are excluded from activities by their peers are more likely to withdraw from classroom activities and suffer academically.

New open-source software to remove ID from patient reports
Researchers have developed a new reliable open-source software to remove identifiers from patient reports.
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