Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 10, 2009
Scientists identify common HPV genotypes in northern India, encourage vaccination
Although a wide spectrum of human papillomavirus is seen across the population of India, HPV-16 and HPV-18 are the most common types and a vaccination targeting these types could eliminate 75 percent of the cervical cancers in the region, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research Meeting.

Using RNAi-based technique, CSHL scientists find new tumor suppressor genes in lymphoma
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have uncovered a large, new cache of genes that act as built-in barriers against cancer.

New strategy for mending broken hearts?
By mimicking the way embryonic stem cells develop into heart muscle in a lab, Duke University bioengineers believe they have taken an important first step toward growing a living

Students share findings from the frontiers of biomedical research
Members of Qatar's research and medical community recently gathered at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar to learn more about research conducted by the college's pre-medical and medical students.

Int'l Fisheries Task Force to meet in Portland, Maine, to develop smart management plans for forage fish
The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force will meet from October 12-14 in Portland, Maine, to continue developing critical management recommendations for
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