Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 28, 2007
Novel laboratory technique nudges genes into activity
A new technique that employs RNA, a tiny chemical cousin of DNA, to turn on genes could lead to therapeutics for conditions in which nudging a gene awake would help alleviate disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.

New UWS study to shed light on women and recovery from alcoholism
Australian women aged between 26 and 60 years who have recovered from a drinking problem are being asked to take part in a University of Western Sydney study that could lead to better understanding and treatment of the disease.

100 percent juices found as beneficial to health as fruits and vegetables
A review of the literatures finds that health benefits attributed to consumption of fruits and vegetables are also applicable to 100 percent juices due to their antioxidant content.

New approach could lower antibiotic requirements by 50 times
Antibiotic doses could be reduced by up to 50 times using a new approach based on bacteriophages.

Voluntary organizations for refugees resist pressure to operate as 'shadow state' agencies
New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, highlights the tensions that face voluntary organizations between working to support refuges arriving in Britain and the rules surrounding government funding for their work.
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