Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 20, 2002
Common cholesterol drug prevents, reverses MS symptoms in mice
Lipitor ™, the most frequently used cholesterol lowering agent in the world, proved effective in reversing paralysis in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.

Cola soft drinks satisfy hunger as well as orange juice or 1% milk
A new study from the University of Washington presented today at the Experimental Biology 2002 Annual Meeting demonstrates that contrary to popular belief cola soft drinks have the same effect on satisfying hunger as orange juice and one percent milk.

Nicotine shows anti-depressant effects in an animal model of depression
Scientists correlate behavioral findings in lab animals with chemical changes in the brain, and discuss nicotine's impact on the depressed brain.

Galaxy cluster surveys may help explain 'dark energy' in the universe
The universe appears to be permeated with an invisible force - dark energy - that is pushing it apart faster and faster.
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