Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 11, 2009
UQ research finds speech disorders can be assessed from a distance
There should be no barriers to providing high-quality speech pathology services, according to University of Queensland Ph.D. graduate Dr Anne Hill.

Protein that regulates hormones critical to women's health found in pituitary
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have solved the mystery surrounding a

Mayo: Variants in gene on X chromosome associated with increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered the first gender-linked susceptibility gene for late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

U-M researchers discover new genes that fuse in cancer
Using new technologies that make it easier to sequence the human genome, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a series of genes that become fused when their chromosomes trade places with each other.

Mayo Clinic: Brain disorder suggests common mechanism may underlie many neurodegenerative diseases
A Mayo Clinic-led international consortium has found a mechanism that may help explain Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.

Giant bird feces records pre-human New Zealand
A treasure trove of information about pre-human New Zealand has been found in feces from giant extinct birds, buried beneath the floor of caves and rock shelters for thousands of years.

Biologists discover link between CGG repeats in DNA and neurological disorders
CGG repeats not only stall the cell's replication process but also thwart the cell's capacity to repair and restart it.

Disabling enzyme allows mice to gorge without becoming obese, new study finds
UC Berkeley researchers discover that a key enzyme in fat tissue plays a major role in regulating fat metabolism.

Reverse evolution in real-time
Evolutionary biology tells us that replaying life's tape will not not look at all like the original.
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