Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 16, 2003
Visual attention attuned to grabbable objects
A Dartmouth research group has found a new and unexpected way our attention can be grabbed - by grabbable objects.

Are married people happier than unmarried people
In a large longitudinal study that sheds new light on the association between marital status and happiness, researchers have found that people get a boost in life satisfaction from marriage.

Metastasis gene may be useful for diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with surgeons at the Liver Cancer Institute of Fudan University in Shanghai, report in a study published in Nature Medicine* that they have identified a pattern of gene activity that is unique to hepatocellular carcinoma cells that spread, or metastasize.
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