Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 01, 2003
COX-1, not COX-2 expressed in ovarian cancer
A surprising new scientific finding may hold answers to better treatment or prevention of ovarian cancer and will certainly alter the course of cancer research.

Tapeworm's chemical trick could make drugs more effective
To survive and thrive in a decidedly hostile environment, the lowly tapeworm uses a chemical trick to evade the propulsive nature of its intestinal home.

Checklist of claims may signal trouble on internet cancer-treatment sites
Asking a few simple questions can help consumers gauge the reliability of Internet information about complementary and alternative cancer treatments, new findings suggest.

People with major depression may have higher suicide risk -- study
People suffering from major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to attempt suicide, and women with both disorders are more likely to have attempted suicide than men with both disorders, according to a new report in the March 2003 American Journal of Psychiatry, the monthly scientific journal of the American Psychiatric Association.

Alcohol researchers relate a genetic factor to anxiety in women
Researchers have identified a genetic factor that appears to influence anxiety in women.
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