Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 30, 2003
Dietary fat intake affects hidden stomach flab
You literally are what you eat, at least when it comes to the amount of abdominal visceral fat, Johns Hopkins researchers say.

Cells critical for asthma development identified by Stanford researchers
A subset of immune cells absolutely required for the development of asthma in mice has been identified by Stanford University Medical Center researchers.

OHSU scientists define adult stem cell healing abilities
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have defined how adult stem cells heal diseased liver tissue.

Adolescents' perceived importance of religion found to lessen their drug use
When adolescents perceive religion as important in their lives, it may lower rates of cigarette smoking, heavy drinking and marijuana use, according to a study that tracked urban adolescents from middle school through high school.

Social support may not be key influence for patients to participate in cardiac rehab
Contrary to widespread belief, social support may not be a key influence in whether patients participate in rehabilitation programs following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

Growth factor shows promise in Parkinson's patients
By pumping a potent growth factor directly into the human brain, an international team of scientists and surgeons has demonstrated significant remediation of the debilitating symptoms of patients with Parkinson's disease.
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