Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 24, 2007
Omega-3 fatty acids protect eyes against retinopathy, study finds
This is the major finding of a study that appears in the July 2007 issue of the journal Nature Medicine.

Can blindness be prevented through diet?
Increasing intake of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, found in popular fish-oil supplements, may protect against blindness resulting from abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye, according to a study in Nature Medicine.

Spuds that like you -- in your summer salad
It has long been known that eating potatoes is good for bowel health, but new research suggests that they may also have a beneficial effect on the whole immune system.

Why a Rocky Mountain high?
A University of Utah study shows how various regions of North America are kept afloat by heat within Earth's rocky crust, and how much of the continent would sink beneath sea level if not for heat that makes rock buoyant.

TU Delft tracks the influence of a cancer inhibitor on a single DNA molecule
Researchers in Delft University of Technology's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in The Netherlands have cast new light on the workings of the important cancer inhibitor topotecan.

Students with symptoms of mental illness often don't seek help
Studies show that the incidence of mental illness on college campuses is rising, and a new survey of 2,785 college students indicates that more than half of students with significant symptoms of anxiety or depression do not seek help.
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