Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 24, 2002
Children likely to be better adjusted in joint vs sole custody arrangements in most cases
Children from divorced families who either live with both parents at different times or spend certain amounts of time with each parent are better adjusted in most cases than children who live and interact with just one parent, according to new research on custody arrangements and children's adjustment.

Bone loss resumes when hormone replacement therapy stops, but at normal rate
Stopping hormone replacement therapy does not appear to accelerate loss of bone in postmenopausal women, according to a long-term follow-up of the national Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Intervention (PEPI) study.

MGH study identifies key immune system molecule
Researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children have identified a molecule that is key to how white blood cells called macrophages recognize the common bacteria E. coli.
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