Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 14, 2006
Gates Foundation awards $15 million to support science-based effort to end poverty in Africa
The Earth Institute at Columbia University today announced that it has received $15 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to advance scientific research and efforts to slash poverty, disease and hunger in Africa.

Vax and Pax: Taking turns to build an eye
Opposing ball clubs don't take the field at the same time, and neither do teams of proteins responsible for creating the eye.

New engineered drug may offer prolonged arthritis relief
Researchers at Duke University have devised a new way to significantly prolong the effects of an anti-inflammatory drug, potentially making it useful for providing longer-lasting treatment for osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.

Brain regions do not communicate efficiently in adults with autism
A novel look at the brains of adults with autism has provided new evidence that various brain regions of people with the developmental disorder do not communicate with each other as efficiently as they do in other people.
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