Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 10, 2007
Space Camp Hall of Fame honors Arizona State University Mars researcher
James Rice, of Arizona State University's Mars Space Flight Facility, will be one of the initial eight inductees into the Space Camp Hall of Fame at the US Space & Rocket Center on June 13.

Stroke study sheds light on left-right brain divide
Research into the effects of strokes has furthered our understanding of the different roles of the left and right sides of our brains.

Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050
More than 26 million people worldwide were estimated to be living with Alzheimer's disease in 2006, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia
A simple test that can be given by any physician predicts a person's risk for developing dementia within six years with 87 percent accuracy, according to a study led by researchers at San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Unexplained late-life weight loss may be early predictor of Alzheimer's disease
New findings show unexplained weight loss that precedes dementia by more than 10 years is associated with the severity of Alzheimer changes in the brain.

Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble
A simple, cheap treatment using just oxygen could allow growers to store organic produce for longer and go a long way towards reducing the price of organic fruit and vegetables.

Drug slows and may halt Parkinson's disease
Northwestern University researchers have discovered a drug that slows -- and may even halt -- the progression of Parkinson's disease.

Identification of genetic risk factor for coeliac disease promises improved treatment
Researchers have identified a new genetic risk factor for coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease affecting one in 100 of the population.

Combining brain scans and behavioral tests aids early identification of at-risk readers
Taken together, functional brain scans and tests of reading skills strongly predict which children will have ongoing reading problems. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to