Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 27, 1997
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
Users of popular diet pills may suffer irreversible loss of brain serotonin nerve terminals, possibly resulting in anxiety, depression, cognitive and sleep problems, suggests the first author of a newly published report on fenfluramine side effects.

Strict Blood Pressure Control Needed To Stall Kidney Disease Progression In African-Americans
African-Americans may need to become even stricter in controlling blood pressure if they hope to fight kidney disease, warn researchers today in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Female Fruit Flies Pay A High Cost For Mating But Not For Egg-Laying, According To University Of Georgia Geneticist
When it comes to reproductive fitness, it seems that mother knows best -- at least when that mother is Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly.
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