Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 07, 2006
'Smart' genetic therapy helps the body to heal itself
New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves, will be outlined today (Monday 8 May 2006) at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

UCSD researchers link novel mutated gene to meal retardation and imbalance
Researchers at UCSD School of Medicine have identified a genetic cause for a form of pediatric brain malformation involving the cerebellum.

Scientists discover new regulating mechanism in cells
Researchers here have discovered a new mechanism used by cells - and manipulated by retroviruses - to control the making of certain essential proteins, including some involved in cancer.

Nanotechnology expert analysis: Huge impacts from tiny tech
Eleven new essays about the implications of molecular manufacturing -- an advanced form of nanotechnology -- were released today.

Imaging technique sheds new light on the composition of the brain of moderate cannabis users
Diffusion tensor imaging, a newly developed magnetic resonance imaging technique, could enable researchers to gain a better understanding of the effects of cannabis on the brain.

Unsung heroes recognised in 2006 Australian Nursing Awards
Australia's top nurses, the unsung heroes of the Australian medical system, were recognised for their achievements today at the Australian Nursing Awards in Brisbane.

Scientists find gene in obese mice that increases type 2 diabetes
In a painstaking set of experiments in overweight mice, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes.
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