Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 27, 2006
Inflammatory genes linked to salt-sensitive hypertension
One key to your high blood pressure might just be your inflammatory genes.

Gene discovered for form of brittle bone disease
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that a previously unexplained fatal form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta -- a disorder that weakens bones and which may cause frequent fractures -- results from a genetic defect in a protein involved in the production of collagen.

Green Chemical Reactor Engineering -- XI
Green Chemical Reactor Engineering, will showcase the conception, development and implementation of novel, environmentally friendly technologies.

Screening for complex genetic interactions
In a report published online ahead of the Jan. 15 print edition, Dr.

Safer ICUs: Cheap, simple, 'low-tech' steps work
Hospitals will quickly slash the rate of common, costly and potentially lethal catheter-related bloodstream infections in their intensive care units (ICUs) by using cheap, low-tech, common-sense measures like hand washing, timely removal of unneeded catheters and use of sites other than the groin to place lines when possible, according to a report from safety experts at Johns Hopkins in the Dec.

Fluidization -- XII
Fluidization is important in both fundamental research and broad industrial applications.

Jefferson researchers uncover new way nature turns genes on and off
Peering deep within the cells of fruit flies, developmental biologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia may have discovered a new way that genes are turned on and off during development.
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