Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 01, 2006
Biologists estimate the value of services provided by insects
The economic value of dung burial, control of crop pests, pollination, and wildlife nutrition provided by non-domesticated insects in the United States is conservatively estimated at $57 billion per year.

Mayo Clinic researchers discover cancer cells may move via wave stimulation
Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered a new cellular secret that may explain how certain cancers move and spread -- a feature of cancers that makes treatment especially difficult.

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US
Think twice before you blithely swat, stomp, curse or ignore insects, says Cornell University entomologist John Losey, who co-authored a study that shows the dollar value of some of those insect services is more than $57 billion in the United States annually.

Brain imaging can predict effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for treating depression
Whether or not cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) will help a person recover from depression can be predicted through brain imaging, according to research results published by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the April issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association.

New scientific review shows vegetarian diets cause major weight loss
A scientific review in April's Nutrition Reviews shows that a vegetarian diet is highly effective for weight loss.

Mayo Clinic study finds two genes predict outcome for breast cancer patients
Mayo Clinic researchers report that the expression of two novel genes within the tumors of women with early stage breast cancer may allow identification of women who are and are not at risk for early relapse or cancer-related death. 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