Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 04, 2007
Study reveals recurrent middle ear infections can have a major impact on children's development
A study by the University of Western Sydney has revealed that recurring middle ear infections in early childhood can have a detrimental impact on language and literacy skill development in later life.

Advance in understanding of blood pressure gene could lead to new treatments
Research by scientists at University College London has clearly demonstrated for the first time the structure and function of a gene crucial to the regulation of blood pressure.

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, of Penn, wins 2007 Red Dress Award from Woman's Day magazine
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, a professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has won the 2007 Red Dress Award from Woman's Day magazine.

Beyond the DNA: Chemical signatures reveal genetic switches in the genome
Investigators from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the University of California, San Diego, have made a breakthrough in identifying functional elements in the human genome, according to a report published online today in Nature Genetics.

What makes a good leader -- the assertiveness quotient
Organizational leaders who come across as low or high in assertiveness tend to be seen as less effective, according to a study coming out in the February issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association.

Enzyme Engineering XIX
The Enzyme Engineering Conferences started in 1971 and has become the leading international forum for new developments in enzyme technology and biocatalysis, including both fundamental and practical aspects of emerging technologies.
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