Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 24, 2002
Mountain streams with rhythm?
Turns out that picturesque mountain stream you've always admired doesn't just burble randomly down the hillside: It marches to the measured cadence of its own drummer.

Mayo Clinic researchers discover enzyme has potential to stop multiple sclerosis tissue damage
Mayo Clinic researchers have found a new clue in the search for a way to stop the tissue damage, or demyelination, that occurs in multiple sclerosis (MS) or related central nervous system diseases.

More exercise, less smoking may extend, enhance life even at advanced age
Adults over the age of 72 who exercise more and smoke less than their counterparts are most likely to enjoy long, healthy and happy lives, new research reveals.

Ames Laboratory researchers discover solvent-free organic chemistry
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a way to combine organic materials without the use of solvents.

Ginseng berry extract shows promise for diabetes, obesity
For 2000 years, Chinese medicine has used ginseng root to treat illness.

Hazing underrecognized as cause of serious injury, says MGH physician
Young people and others who are injured in hazing incidents should be regarded as victims of crimes in their treatment by health care professionals, says an emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Air force recruits need potent smoking cessation programs
A high proportion of Air Force recruits smoke cigarettes, with men and women, as well as members of different ethnic groups, exhibiting substantially different patterns of smoking and cessation, according to a large-scale study.
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