Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 05, 2002
Drug resistance may prove more pervasive in African HIV
Genetic differences between the HIV prevalent in Africa and the subtype dominant in the United States and Western Europe appear to amplify the effects of drug-resistant mutations in the African strains.

Amazonian devastation: Common sense quantified to predict disaster
Threats to Amazonian forests are no news, but a team led by William F.

Simple method to diagnose the abdominal compartment syndrome following trauma
In trauma situations, physicians and surgeons need rapid, dependable information upon which to base life-saving efforts.

Breakthrough in hormonal breast cancer therapy
Highlights from the ground-breaking study into the management of early breast cancer - the ATAC 'Arimidex', Tamoxifen Alone or in Combination) study - were presented today at the 18th UICC Cancer Congress in Oslo.

Less smoke, longer life for Poles
Poles are changing their attitudes towards smoking. Smoking prevalence among women is halved and also substantially reduced among men.

Study shows flavored milk gives kids more calcium but not fat & calories
Children who drink flavored milk have higher calcium intake, concludes a University of Vermont study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association - good news as schools consider banning junk foods, and the government grapples with obesity in children.

Rescue assisted by Antarctic forecasting system
A weather prediction system tailored to the challenges of forecasting in the Antarctic is aiding the final rescue of scientists and crew from the Magdalena Oldendorff, trapped in ice near Antarctica since mid-June.

Understanding genetic cancer risk might not help smokers kick the habit
If smokers knew that they were genetically susceptible to smoking-related cancers, would this knowledge help them stop smoking?
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