Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 12, 2008
Pandemic flu models help determine food distribution and school closing strategies
A presentation on Oct. 12 at the INFORMS Annual Meeting will describe pandemic flu models that can help organizations improve their food distribution and school closing strategies in the event of such an emergency.

Important new hair-loss gene discovered
Scientists at Bonn and Düsseldorf Universities have discovered an important hair-loss gene.

Triple antiplatelet therapy appears superior to dual antiplatelet therapy
Results of five research studies and a clinical registry first-report presentation scheduled for the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, suggest that triple antiplatelet therapy for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents achieves greater platelet inhibition than conventional dual antiplatelet therapy.

Researchers discover baldness gene: 1 in 7 men at risk
Researchers at McGill University, King's College London and GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

Vulnerable plaque may be easier to detect through new imaging technology
Research results indicate that optical coherence tomography, a newly evolving imaging method, may be the best tool available to detect vulnerable plaque in coronary arteries.

New devices used to reduce arterial occlusions, provide cardiac support, highlighted at TCT 2008
Research results highlighting three new devices used to reduce blockages in peripheral and coronary arteries and to provide cardiac support will be presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Nanotechnology boosts war on superbugs
Nature Nanotechnology journal reveals how scientists from the London Center for Nanotechnology at UCL are using a nanotechnology to investigate the workings of vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics that can be used to combat increasingly resistant infections such as MRSA.

Call for new standards of care in arthritis/rheumatism
An online survey for World Arthritis Day, completed by over 3,600 respondents revealed that access to psychological support and self-management courses could help people with arthritis/rheumatism cope more effectively with their condition and achieve better quality of life.

Drug may reduce coronary artery plaque
Research presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, suggests that olmesartan, a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may play a role in reducing coronary plaque.

Pectin power
Scientists from the UK's Institute of Food Research have found a new possible explanation for why people who eat more fruit and vegetables may gain protection against the spread of cancers.

Study reveals that signs of heart disease are attributed to stress more frequently in women than men
Research presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, found that coronary heart disease symptoms presented in the context of a stressful life event were identified as psychogenic in origin when presented by women and organic in origin when presented by men.

Body's anti-HIV drug explained
Study in journal Nature reveals atomic structure of enzyme capable of repelling HIV virus, suggesting new approach for drug development.
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