Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 12, 2007
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
Substance abuse among recent Hispanic immigrants increases when they replace their traditional cultural beliefs with those of white Americans, according to new research presented today by Oregon State University assistant professor Scott Akins at the American Sociological Association's Annual Meeting in New York.

Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
Scientists have shown how the body's natural way of ridding the body of the toxic protein amyloid-beta is flawed in people with the disease.

Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
The striking differences between humans and chimps aren't so much in the genes we have, which are 99 percent the same, but in the way those genes are used, according to new research from a Duke University team.

MIT creates 3-D images of living cell
A new imaging technique developed at MIT has allowed scientists to create the first 3-D images of a living cell, using a method similar to the X-ray CT scans doctors use to see inside the body. 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