Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 14, 2002
Stock market crashes are predictable, major decline is coming in 2003 and 2004, says UCLA physicist
The bear stock market that started in July-August 2000 still has a long way to go, said UCLA physicist and complex systems theorist Didier Sornette.

Got milk? Scientists discover key lactation gene
Dr. Mario Capecchi and colleagues at the University of Utah and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City, UT) have discovered that a gene called xanthine oxidoreductase, or XOR for short, is required for lactation in female mice.

New mouse model sheds light on lipoatrophic diabetes
A collaboration of scientists from Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School has developed a new mouse model of lipoatrophic diabetes, and highlighted leptin therapy as a successful tool to combat this rare form of type II diabetes.
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