Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 30, 2002
Transplantation Society reiterates position against selling organs
The practice of buying and selling human organs is of particular concern to The Transplantation Society, the field's only international society, with more than 3,000 members from 65 countries, including those where black markets for organs from living donors appear to be on the rise.

Starbucks-Conservation Intl. partnership awarded at World Summit
Starbucks Coffee Company and Conservation International have been selected by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as a recipient of the 2002 World Summit Business Awards for Sustainable Development Partnerships.

Heart, heart-lung and lung transplant recipients can have successful pregnancies
Women who have received a heart, heart-lung or lung transplant are having successful pregnancies after transplantation, according to a study by researchers at Jefferson Medical College.

Exercise may not lift spirits of women with eating disorders
Exercise not only improves your health, it makes you feel good.

The Sun's twisted mysteries
Solar physicists at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL, University College London) in Surrey have found new clues to the thirty year old puzzle of why the Sun ejects huge bubbles of electrified gas, laced with magnetic field, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs).

Bone marrow cells may contribute to growth of new blood vessels in newborns
Newborn animals grow rapidly, and they must develop new blood vessels fast enough to keep pace with that growth.

Three risk factors cited in violent behavior among people with severe mental illness
People with severe mental illnesses are highly unlikely to become violent toward others unless they have additional risk factors combined with their psychiatric disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Drug protects fertility, offspring in mice after radiation exposure
Scientists have discovered a drug that prevents sterility in female mice after exposure to ionizing radiation.

Verbal jabs and stabs from bullies can hurt, and even kill
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14th EORTC - NCI - AACR Symposium on 'molecular targets and cancer therapeutics'
Three of the world's leading cancer organisations - the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, the USA's National Cancer Institute and the American Association for Cancer Research join forces in Frankfurt from 19-22 November to provide a platform for presentation of the latest findings in drug research and development to around 2,000 international experts in the field.

Parents' risky behavior rubs off on children
Parents who smoke and drink and generally do not take care of their health may influence their children to do the same, according to a new study that links parents' risky behavior to early sexual activity in teens.
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