Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 08, 2009
Findings show nanomedicine promising for treating spinal cord injuries
Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident.

Developmental delay could stem from nicotinic receptor deletion
The loss of a gene through deletion of genetic material on chromosome 15 is associated with significant abnormalities in learning and behavior, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online today in the journal Nature Genetics.

Indiana U. at APHA: Studies about health education for people with ID, stability balls at work
The first study examines a curriculum used to help people with intellectual disabilities make good decisions about their health and fitness.

Deep creep means milder, more frequent earthquakes along Southern California's San Jacinto fault
University of Miami study by Dr. Shimon Wdowinski in this week's Nature Geosciences demonstrates that deep creep may mean milder, more frequent earthquakes along SoCal's San Jacinto fault, making it a less likely candidate for a major earthquake than its neighbor to the east, the Southern San Andreas fault.

Scientists visualize how bacteria talk to one another
Using imaging mass spectrometry, researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed tools that will enable scientists to visualize how different cell populations of cells communicate.

Job satisfaction and working conditions must be improved to keep older workers in the workforce
The GAZEL study, published online first (www.thelancet.com) and in an upcoming edition of the Lancet, shows that ill health, in terms of perceived health problems, is improved by retirement for all groups of workers except those with ideal working conditions.
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