Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 13, 2008
Working with cells like working in an art gallery where the art changes every day
Rarely seen but eerily beautiful world inside cells is made visible in videos, animations, and photographs named as winners of

Tau protein expression predicts breast cancer survival -- though not as expected
Expression of the microtubule-binding protein Tau is not a reliable means of selecting breast cancer patients for adjuvant paclitaxel chemotherapy, according to research led by the University of Texas M.

Mayo Clinic research on tamoxifen leads to recommendation for CYP2D6 gene test
Findings from a new study have prompted Mayo Clinic researchers to recommend CYP2D6 gene testing for postmenopausal women about to begin tamoxifen therapy.

Alternating mammography and MRI may be best for high-risk women
Magnetic resonance imaging alternated with mammography at six-month intervals can detect breast cancers not identified by mammography alone, a research team from the University of Texas M.

People, not just a building, make for 'place'
A building designed to recapture the past may bring nostalgia, but the end product may not capture current realities of a place, says Kingston Heath, a professor of historic preservation at the University of Oregon at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments in Oxford, UK.

Mayo researchers find potential links between breast density and breast cancer risk
Having dense breasts -- areas that show up dark on a mammogram -- is strongly associated with increased breast cancer risk, but

Breast cancer risk varies in young women with benign breast disease, Mayo Clinic researchers say
A type of benign breast disease known as atypical hyperplasia substantially increases a young woman's risk of developing breast cancer, even if there is no history of breast cancer in her family, say researchers at Mayo Clinic.

Planned safety analysis of a breast cancer prevention study reveals encouraging news for exemestane
An interim analysis of a breast cancer prevention study using exemestane finds an
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