Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 04, 2005
Drinking small amounts of alcohol regularly reduces risk of obesity
People who drink small amounts of alcohol regularly are less likely to be obese than people who do not drink at all.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure means more cognitive problems in old age
People with high blood pressure and their doctors have a new reason to work at controlling this common but high-risk condition: As patients get older, they might otherwise have worse-than-normal problems with short-term memory and verbal ability.

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system
New imaging research at UCLA shows children with autism have virtually no activity in a key part of the brain's mirror neuron system while imitating and observing emotions.

The World Economic Forum announces new class of technology pioneers for 2006: Ossur selected
The World Economic Forum today announced 36 Technology Pioneers for 2006.
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