Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 10, 2004
Marital satisfaction affected by both spouse's mental health
New research examines why a person's mental health is important for maintaining a satisfying marriage and how either partner can influence the other's marital happiness.

Sunday, Oct. 10 news tips
Here are the news tips from the American Heart Association's 58th Annual High Blood Pressure Research Conference for Sunday October 10.

Switch of a gene turns cancer cells healthy in mice, Stanford scientists find
New research by Dean Felsher, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (oncology) and of pathology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, suggests that cancer cells can be reformed.

Modifications to body contouring techniques for post-bariatric patients
Many post-bariatric surgery patients experience an extreme loss in skin elasticity that leads them to have body contouring procedures, which greatly differ from contouring procedures performed on normal weight patients.

Insulin resistance in teens raises high blood pressure risk as adults
Teenagers whose bodies have a decreased response to insulin might face an increased risk of high blood pressure as adults, according to a large, long-term study.

Botox could play a key role in pain control during breast reconstruction
Botox, a household name for wrinkle reduction, could be assuming a new role as a pain reliever.

Protein protecting brain from toxins also blocks some chemotherapy from reaching tumors
A protein called Mrp4 blocks the access of the anti-cancer drug topotecan into the brain by transporting this agent back into the bloodstream, thus reducing the ability of this agent to reach tumors.
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