Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 11, 2002
Influences on adolescents' experimenting with smoking vs becoming regular smokers
Using national data from a sample of 20,747 adolescents, researchers from Brown University's Medical School examined which interpersonal, familial and peer influences made it more likely for adolescents to experiment and/or become regular smokers.

Researchers find gene that causes leukemia in children with Down syndrome
Researchers from the University of Chicago have identified a gene defect that causes the development of leukemia in children with Down syndrome. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to