Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 07, 1997
UB Research Provides Biochemical Explanation For Obesity
Research at the University at Buffalo is the first to provide a biochemical explanation for obesity that could help pave the way for development of treatments for the condition.

Cereal Eaters Get More Nutrients, More Fiber, Less Fat, Research Shows
People who regularly start each day eating a bowl of cold breakfast cereal tend to consume more fiber and calcium -- but less fat -- than people who breakfast on other foods, according to a new study

Sense Of "Self" And Ability To Play May Depend More On Social Background, According To New Study With Chimpanzees
A sense of self and the enjoyment of play may have more to do with rearing history than was previously thought, according to a new study by a graduate student at the University of Georgia

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine
Physicians from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the University of Rochester's Cancer Center have created a promising compound that recruits the body's immune system to target and wipe out cancer cells in the liver.

Low Fat Diet Safe For Kids
Children 4 to 10 years old who cut the amount of fat in their meals and snacks to lower their cholesterol are as well nourished as those on unmodified diets, a Penn State-led team has shown
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