Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 13, 2010
How bacteria make syringes
Scientists reconstruct a bacterial transport channel in a test tube.

Widely used class of blood pressure medications linked to increased cancer risk
Angiotensin-receptor blockers, drugs commonly used in the treatment of high blood pressure, heart failure, and kidney damage due to diabetes, are associated with a modestly increased risk of developing cancer.

New CU-Boulder study indicates an ancient ocean may have covered one-third of Mars
A vast ocean likely covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study conducted by University of Colorado at Boulder scientists.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists discover cancer risks in blood pressure meds
University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists have uncovered new research showing an increased risk of cancer with a group of blood pressure medications known as angiotensin-receptor blockers.

Should the results of individual genetic studies be disclosed to participants?
Individual results of genetic research studies should not be disclosed to participants without careful consideration.

Children born after assisted reproduction at greater risk of congenital malformations
Couples considering undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment should be informed about the increased risk of congenital malformation posed by the use of ART.

Mass. General researchers develop functional, transplantable rat liver grafts
A team led by researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a technique that someday may allow growth of transplantable replacement livers. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to