Volume 8 Issue 102
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-Apr-2006 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Targeted drug delivery now possible with 'pHLIP' peptide

Scientists at Yale and the University of Rhode Island report the development of a peptide that can specifically and directly deliver molecules to the inside of cells like a nanosyringe, creating a new tool for drug delivery, gene control and imaging of diseased tissues. more  

Stronger evidence found linking Epstein-Barr virus and risk of multiple sclerosis

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, and a team of collaborators have found further evidence implicating the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as a possible contributory cause to multiple sclerosis (MS). The study appears in the advance online edition of the June 2006 issue of Archives of Neurology. more

Bone and cartilage growth to blame for heart valve disease

Research to be published in the April 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology provides the first explanation of an active rather than passive process that leads to heart valve degeneration, furthering a Northwestern researcher's effort to lead a paradigm shift in the medical community's beliefs about the cause of valve disease. more  

Older children not smarter than their younger sibs, study finds

A recent study provides some of the best evidence to date that birth order really doesn't have an effect on intelligence. more

Oops! Researchers publish new findings on the brain's response to costly mistakes 

It happens to all of us, no matter how hard we try. Whether it's deleting a computer file and realizing a split-second later that we can't get it back, or dropping a bag of groceries, or realizing that our gas tank is nearly empty on a lonely stretch of highway, we all make mistakes that aren't just annoying, but potentially costly. more

New research finds direct link between high cholesterol and prostate cancer  

Researchers from Italy have found what they believe to be the first direct link between high cholesterol levels and prostate cancer. more

No increased risk of breast cancer with estrogen-alone

Estrogen-alone hormone therapy does not increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to an updated analysis of the breast cancer findings of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Estrogen-Alone Trial. more


A team of researchers looked inside the human brain and captured the instant when someone makes a costly mistake. What they found is interesting by itself, but may also help scientists understand mental health problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder.