Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 02, 2003
Breast cancer can be reversed in laboratory mice, scientists report
Breast cancer researchers have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to block genetic switches in mice that turn cancer on and off -- thus preventing and even reversing breast cancer in the animals.

Young breast cancer patients who chose lumpectomies need indefinite follow-up
Young breast cancer patients who have breast conserving treatment are at higher risk of recurrence many years later than are older women who have the same treatment or women who have mastectomies, according to research published (Monday 3 November) in Annals of Oncology.

Children whose mothers are depressed after childbirth may be at elevated risk for violence
Children whose mothers are depressed after childbirth are at elevated risk for violence by age 11, especially if the mothers suffered repeated depression, according to new research involving British families.

$5-million nanoscopic characterization unit to be inaugurated at Hebrew University
About $5 million has been invested in state-of-the-art equipment for the new Unit for Nanoscopic Characterization, which will be launched on Monday, Nov.

Researchers home in on obesity gene and offer explanation for overeating
An international team of researchers has identified the role of a gene which may explain why some people overeat and become obese. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to