Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 15, 2007
Tumor painting revolutionizes fight against cancer
A tumor paint developed by researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will help surgeons see where a tumor begins and ends more precisely by illuminating the cancerous cells.

Manchester University helps with pharaoh DNA analysis
Preliminary results from DNA tests carried out on a mummy believed to be Queen Hatshepsut is expected to support the claim by Egyptian authorities that the remains are indeed those of Egypt's most powerful female ruler.

MIT IDs mechanism behind fear
Researchers from MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have uncovered a molecular mechanism that governs the formation of fears stemming from traumatic events.

Throwing motion in young baseball players may actually protect shoulder
A six-year study of young baseball players finds that good external rotation of the throwing shoulder protects the shoulder from damage.

Sports hernia repair surgery plus innovative rehab program helps athletes return to play
In recent years, sports hernias have sidelined many high-level athletes for months and, occasionally, prevented a return to competitive sports all together.

Sports hernia repair technique coupled with innovative rehabilitation program speeds return to play
Sports hernias have received recent media attention because several high-profile athletes have been afflicted.

A decisive step toward a cure for insulin dependent diabetes
Today, a diagnosis of type I diabetes means a life sentence of medical follow-up.

Researchers discover key mechanism to emergence of deadly strep bacteria
Serious strep infections have risen dramatically in the last three decades, and this increase is largely attributed to the spread around the globe of a single strain of strep known as the invasive M1T1 clone.

Girls who complain about their problems at greater risk of developing anxiety and depression
A researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia has found that girls who talk very extensively about their problems with friends are likely to become more anxious and depressed.

Someone to complain with isn't necessarily a good thing, especially for teenage girls
Friendships that lend themselves to ruminating about problems may actually contribute to emotional difficulties in girls, according to new research.

Outwitting pesky parasites
To stop the root-knot nematode from destroying soybean crops, plant breeders must move quickly.

Gene discovered for type 1 diabetes in children
Pediatrics researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and McGill University in Montreal have identified a gene variant that raises a child's risk for type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes.

A new plant-bacterial symbiotic mechanism promising
IRD researchers are examining an unusual symbiotic association, between an aquatic leguminous plant, Aeschynomene and a photosynthetic bacteria, Bradyrhizobium. 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