Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 13, 2005
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
University of Cincinnati researchers have found that the morbidly obese have a substantially higher economic burden when it comes to health care costs.

UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile
Camouflaging an impotent AIDS virus in new clothes enables it to hunt down metastasized cancer cells in living mice, reports a UCLA AIDS Institute study in the Feb.

Do opposites attract or do birds of a feather flock together?
Do people tend to select romantic partners that are similar to them or opposite to them?

Scientists document complex genomic events leading to the birth of new genes
Scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, have identified a new primate-specific gene family that spans approximately 10% of human chromosome 2.

Stem cell therapy for spinal injury
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown how the transplantation of stem cells improves recovery from spinal injury.

Internet dating much more successful than thought
Internet dating is proving a much more successful way to find long-term romance and friendship for thousands of people than was previously thought, new research shows.

EU invests 10.7 million Euro on EICOSANOX
A decision has now been taken on the grant that the EU's Sixth Framework Programme is to provide for EICOSANOX, a major research project coordinated by Karolinska Institutet's Professor Jesper Z.
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