Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 14, 2007
Investigational cancer drug targets critical proteins
A drug under study to treat various cancers selectively kills cancer cells because of its affinity for a modified version of a critical heat shock protein they contain, researchers have found.

AAAS, National School Boards Asso. join in historic effort to improve science, math & tech education
Despite public perceptions that local school boards are battlegrounds over evolution and other science-related issues, board members in the Kansas City area are far more concerned with developing science, mathematics and technology studies that will ensure students' future success, according to research to be discussed Saturday at the National School Boards Association annual conference.

Information processing in the central nervous system: the signalling system controlling movement
Research by Renee Theiss, Jason Kuo and C. J. Heckman, which has just been published in the Journal of Physiology, throws light on how information is processed in the central nervous system to drive movement.

Breathing for better lung health
While working to find novel ways to treat the life-threatening disease of cystic fibrosis, researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered that the rhythmic motion of the lungs during normal breathing is a critical regulator of the clearance of bacteria and other noxious materials.

ATR checkpoint-activating DNA structure
As published in the April 15 issue of Genes & Development, Dr.

Blame the brain for high blood pressure
The controversial idea that one cause of high blood pressure lies within the brain, and not the heart or blood vessels, has been put forward by scientists at the University of Bristol, UK.
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