Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 13, 2007
Cigarette smoking may accelerate disability in those with MS
Persons with multiple sclerosis who smoke risk increasing the amount of brain tissue shrinkage, a consequence of MS, and the subsequent severity of their disease, new research conducted at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) at the University at Buffalo has shown.

Couples attending counseling sessions together better prepared to ease children's concerns
When women with children attend a counseling session before undergoing genetic testing for breast cancer, they are far more likely than their partners to be up front with their kids about the tests and the potential for cancers being inherited.

A tumor marker Ca 19-9 in diabetics can lead to misdiagnosis of pancreatic cancer
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer which is increasing worldwide.

Smiths Detection to launch a portable diagnostic system for foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu
New portable detection system will enable veterinarians to carry out on-site diagnosis of animal diseases in less than 90 minutes rather than having to send samples for laboratory analysis.

Stevens researchers provide new information about mass spectrometry
Fresh data on mass spectrometry are presented in the report 'Low-energy collision-induced fragmentation of negative ions derived from ortho-, meta-, and para-hydroxyphenyl carbaldehydes, ketones, and related compounds,' produced by professor Athula Attygalle and his colleagues in the Center for Mass Spectrometry at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Leading researchers to reveal comprehensive dos and don'ts for prostate cancer
Researchers will share new research on how eating common foods such as tomatoes and fish, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding meats cooked at high temperatures may help prevent prostate cancer, and help men live healthier and longer after diagnosis.

Researchers specifically manipulate tumor angiogenesis gene
Vascular endothelial growth factor is secreted by most tumors and has been shown to play an important role in tumor angiogenesis.

A Chinese medicine compound has satisfactory anti-cancer effects on hepatocellular carcinoma
Human hepatocellular carcinoma is a challenging disease worldwide and researchers have long sought an effective cure.

Over 2 decades experiences shows that ultrasound-guided liver biopsy is the procedure of choice
Liver biopsy is an important tool in the investigation of liver diseases.
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