Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 20, 1997
Vitamin Supplements May Help Asthmatics Cope With Air Pollution
Simply taking antioxidant vitamins could help asthmatics exposed to polluted air breathe easier.

Portland, Ore., Rail Tunnel Serves As Science Lab
A light-rail tunnel under construction in Portland, Ore., is doing double duty as a site to help scientists learn more about earthquake hazards in the area, according to one of the scientists who worked on the project

New Cook Coronary Stent Receives FDA Clearance
Cook Incorporated has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its new low-profile GR IIĀ® Coronary Stent in the U.S.

Sadness, Depression Can Bring On Or Worsen Symptoms In Asthmatic Children
Strong emotions -- particularly sadness, depression or a sense of loss -- trigger chemical signals that can cause or intensify asthma symptoms in asthmatic children, University at Buffalo researchers have found.

Removal Of Breast And Ovaries Before Cancer May Add Eight Years To Life Of Women With BRCA1 Gene
Prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) for women who carry the BRCA1 mutation and have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer can prolong life expectancy by approximately 8.5 years, but at a great cost to quality of life, concludes a new study by researchers at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
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