Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 12, 2009
New archaeology field school leverages strengths of SMU, Mercyhurst College
A new archaeology field school at Southern Methodist University's Taos campus leverages strengths of SMU and Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa., in creating an unparalleled training initiative.

Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline
Results from two large studies using DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid, were reported at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Vienna.

New advance in revolutionary 'bullet fingerprinting' technique
Chemistry researchers at University of Leicester announce simple but effective way of lifting prints

Alzheimer's disease drug treats traumatic brain injury, report GUMC researchers
The destructive cellular pathways activated in Alzheimer's disease are also triggered following traumatic brain injury, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center.

Volcanic activity on Mars could offer clues to planet's history
The study of three of the oldest and most explosive volcanoes on Mars could provide insights into the planet's history, especially implications for water sources.

New studies give clear guidance on how to better recruit volunteers for Alzheimer's clinical studies
Partnering with local physicians, working with local clinics, and conducting educational seminars and health fairs were found to be the most effective tools in recruiting people for Alzheimer's clinical studies, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Vienna.

Risks of delaying ACL reconstruction in young athletes may be too high, study shows
More and more children are participating and getting hurt playing sports each year.

Restrictions on use of antipsychotic drug clozapine may have caused thousands of extra deaths worldwide in schizophrenia patients
Restrictions on the use of the second-generation antipsychotic drug clozapine (due to safety concerns) may have caused thousands of extra deaths worldwide.

Mount Sinai researchers find new Alzheimer's disease treatment promising
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that a compound called NIC5-15, might be a safe and effective treatment to stabilize cognitive performance in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Doctors talk frankly about what encourages and impedes early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
A doctor's positive attitude to Alzheimer's diagnosis and their trusting, personal relationships with local dementia support service providers are powerful enablers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Vienna.
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