Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 24, 2001
New diagnostic tool improves the detection of lung cancer that has spread
A new diagnostic imaging agent has been found to improve detection of lung cancer that has spread, enabling physicians to provide better treatment options for patients with lung cancer, according to Dr.

USC study shows teens with type 1 diabetes already face clogging arteries
By the time they reach their teen years, those with type 1 diabetes already have significantly more risk of atherosclerosis--or plaque buildup in their arteries--than their peers, according to a study released this weekend by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Jurors distort evidence to favor their tentative verdict as they move through the course of a trial
Presenting further proof that jurors are vulnerable to human error, psychologists at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management found significant evidence of a deep bias affecting both students and prospective jurors.

USC researchers find nutrition and exercise program can help kids lose weight
A family-centered activity and nutrition program for children organized at a Los Angeles pediatric diabetes center successfully got children to exercise, eat healthier and recognize habits that lead to gaining weight, according to a study presented Saturday at the American Diabetes Association's 61st Annual Scientific Sessions.

USC study shows easing pancreas cells' workload can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in those at risk
Administering a drug to lower insulin resistance in women at high risk for type 2 diabetes appears to successfully prevent or stall onset of the disease, according to a study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Study focuses on antioxidant capacity of honey
A University of Illinois study identified and quantified the antioxidants in honey from different floral sources.
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