Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 18, 2006
Teenage and 60-year-old mums are consequences of evolution
Before society criticises teenage girls for having sex behind the bike sheds and becoming pregnant, or women in their 60s for seeking IVF treatment, it is important to consider fertility not just in terms of the 21st century but in the context of the past 150,000 years, a fertility expert will say tomorrow (Tuesday 20 June).

Targeted programs reduced depression in youth better than nontargted programs
Depression among youth is a growing public health concern, affecting one to two percent of elementary school-aged children and three to eight percent of adolescents.

GeoTec 2006: Lemieux to speak at opening ceremonies
On Monday, June 19, 2006, Pierre Lemieux, M.P. for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, will speak at the opening ceremonies of GeoTec 2006 and help unveil a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Atlas of Canada.

Rare disease's gene may illuminate major disorders
Oregon Health & Science University researchers have identified the gene behind a group of rare, progressive childhood disorders caused by an abnormal buildup of iron in the brain.
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