Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 25, 2009
Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans
Unchecked global warming would leave ocean dwellers gasping for breath.

Fluorescent proteins illuminating biomedical research
Remarkable new tools that spotlight individual cellular molecules are transforming biomedical research.

More than 1 in 5 lifetime risk of men developing alcohol dependence disorder
The lifetime risk of alcohol-use disorders for men is more than 20 percent, with a risk of about 15 percent for alcohol abuse and 10 percent for alcohol dependence.

New tactics to tackle bystander's role in bullying
A new psychodynamic approach to bullying in schools has been successfully trialed by UCL and US researchers.

UT Southwestern researchers discover brain's memory 'buffer' in single cells
Individual nerve cells in the front part of the brain can hold traces of memories on their own for as long as a minute and possibly longer, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

Rewrite the textbooks: Transcription is bidirectional
Researchers in the groups of Lars Steinmetz at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, and Wolfgang Huber at the European Bioinformatics Institute iin Hinxton, UK, have now unraveled how yeast generates its transcripts and have come a step closer to understanding their function.

Compromised skin barrier function plays a role in psorasis development
New research on genetic basis of psoriasis may prove important for early diagnosis and prediction of an individual's risk for this common chronic skin disease.

Scientists unmask genetic markers associated with psoriasis
Scientists at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology, the U-M School of Public Health and their collaborators have found DNA

New study aims to reduce risk of childhood leukemia
University of Leicester study into consuming caffeine during pregnancy and effect on unborn baby.
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