Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 17, 2006
Effective HIV control may depend on viral protein targeted by immune cells
An effective response of the immune system's

Quality not quantity important for immune response to HIV
When it comes to an immune response against HIV, research funded by the Wellcome Trust in the UK and the National Institutes of Health in the US has found that bigger is not necessarily better, contrary to conventional medical wisdom.

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible
As people embark on the festive season's usual round of drinking they should spare a thought for the damage they are doing to their brains.

Pesticides need sunscreen to beat the heat
A pesticide with a new built-in sunscreen could reduce costs to farmers and the environment.

Australians support mandatory fitness testing to combat childhood obesity
Almost four in five Australians (78 percent) support mandatory fitness testing for school children to combat childhood obesity, according to a new public opinion poll by Research Australia.

A green way to slag off bunnies
Using slag on wheat plants deters rabbits from eating, and consequently damaging the plant.

Divorce does not spell doom at Christmas
While it may be assumed that

Shoulder ligament a linchpin in the evolution of flight
Brown University and Harvard University scientists created a 3-D model of a gliding pigeon, put alligators on a treadmill, and examined rare Chinese fossils to better understand the evolution of flight.
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