Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 16, 2006
Science reporters' top challenges include finding photos and well-spoken researchers
As many U.S. and other newspapers continue to lay off science journalists, reporters still covering technical topics say they increasingly need good-quality images, as well as researchers who can help make science more understandable.

Mayo Clinic study finds weight loss precedes dementia diagnosis in women
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that women who develop dementia experience a decline in weight as many as 10 years prior to the onset of memory loss, compared to peers who do not develop dementia.

Lung diseases represent major costs for society
COPD and asthma are common lung diseases that profoundly degrade the quality of life of those who suffer from them.

New strategy rapidly identifies cancer targets
In a step toward personalized medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Brian J.

A new look at the state of the oceans
The current condition of the oceans, their significance as the most important resource for the world's population, and their impact on the climate will be at the center of discussion during the seminar,

Researchers uncover genetic clues to a common form of age-related dementia
Researchers have found that genetic alterations originally identified in people suffering from a rare disease may also be an important risk factor for the second most common form of dementia among the elderly.

Think fast! Rice undergrad unlocks nerve speed secret
As you read these words, thousands of vesicles in your optic nerve cells release chemical signals in rapid sequence, telling your brain what you're seeing and your eyes where to move.

Researchers find cause of frontotemporal dementia
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the second major form of dementia.

Researchers discover mutations in the progranulin gene cause frontotemporal dementia
Researchers discovered mutations in the progranulin gene cause frontotemporal dementia, the second most common form of dementia in people under 65.

Novel mechanism of taxane resistance
Research Associate Chih-Jian Lih and others working in the laboratory of Dr.
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