Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 20, 2008
Healing precedes a positive future for indigenous Australians
The Australian Government should form a National Indigenous Healing Foundation to provide compensation to the stolen generations.

Inflammation triggers cell fusions that could protect neurons, Stanford research shows
Chronic inflammation triggers bone marrow-derived blood cells to travel to the brain and fuse with a certain type of neuron up to 100 times more frequently than previously believed, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria
Canada's McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health announce a pioneering online social networking approach to funding health research in Africa.

Genetic variant mimics effect of heart failure medications
A genetic variation, found predominantly in African Americans, protects some people with heart failure, enabling them to live longer than expected.

Many African-Americans have a gene that prolongs life after heart failure
About 40 percent of African-Americans have a genetic variant that can protect them after heart failure and prolong their lives, according to research conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Research identifies first method for testing, assessing drug treatments for Chagas' disease
New research by scientists at the University of Georgia has identified for the first time a sensitive method for testing and assessing the efficacy of treatments for Chagas' disease.

Medicare to consider public opinion about medical maggots
Medicare officials meeting April 22 will hear public opinion about their plans not to provide Medical Maggots with a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code.
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