Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 01, 2005
Flawed studies assess dredge-and-fill programs to protect coastlines
An assessment concludes that despite expensive, multidecadal monitoring efforts, the majority of studies on the ecological impacts of

Obesity, history of weight gain could help predict prostate cancer progression
How heavy a man is at the time he is diagnosed with prostate cancer, as well as his history of weight gain, appear to play significant roles in how aggressive his cancer may become, say researchers at The University of Texas M.

Rate of gain, obesity factor into increased risk for prostate cancer recurrence
Men who gain weight rapidly between the ages of 25 and 40 are twice as likely to have recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery as men without rapid rates of weight gain, researchers from UT M.

Highlights from the October Journal of the American Dietetic Asociation
The October 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association contains articles and research studies you may find of interest.

Novartis MS drug shows promising results
Data from the Phase II study to 12 months confirm the significant effects of FTY720, a novel oral medication, for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS).
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