Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 03, 2010
Gone with the wind: Far-flung pine pollen still potent miles from the tree
A new study suggests that pollen from the loblolly pine -- the most commonly planted tree in the southern US -- can still germinate after drifting long distances.

Only women with Western Swedish breast cancer gene run higher risk of ovarian cancer
Previous research has shown that women with breast cancer are more likely than other women to develop ovarian cancer, but now researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have shown that actually only women with a known Western Swedish mutation behind hereditary breast cancer run this increased risk of ovarian cancer.

'Pan-Asian hub' for life scientists to open in Suzhou, China, on Monday, April 6
A major new hub of activity for scientists at the leading edge of research in the life sciences will be launched by Cold Spring Harbor Asia in Suzhou, China, this coming Monday, April 6, with the opening session of the 1st James Watson Cancer Symposium.
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