Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 09, 2001
Tag, you are it: A two-step approach to treating patients with multiple myeloma shows promise
Using a tag-team approach, researchers believe they may be able to increase survival for patients with multiple myeloma.

Important step taken toward the identification of schizophrenia genes
Schizophrenia is a devastating and mysterious disease that strikes one person in a hundred, but scientists have taken an important step toward identifying the genes that increase individual susceptibility to this severe mental affliction.

Anti-depression 'pacemaker' demonstrates long-term benefits
A technique that uses a device similar to a pacemaker to reduce depression has significant benefits that remain undiminished for at least two years.

Important step toward identifying effective treatment for childhood depression
An important step has been taken toward identifying safe and effective medications for treating severe depression in children and adolescents, a serious illness that affects about one youth in 20.

Trimming the Christmas tree or lighting menorah candles together may strengthen your marriage
Couples that participate in and find meaning in religious holiday rituals such as decorating the home for the holidays or lighting candles may be making their marriages stronger.
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