Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 05, 2008
Topical oral syrup prevents early childhood caries
Dental researchers at the University of Washington have reported a significant reduction of tooth decay in toddlers who were treated with the topical syrup xylitol, a naturally occurring non-cavity-causing sweetener.

Want to fly? Don't copy the birds and the bees
There is little comparison between the appearance of any winged creatures and that of modern helicopters or jets, despite similar flight patterns.

BTER Foundation director deemed 1 of 100 Notable Persons in Medical Device Industry
The director of the BioTherapeutics, Education & Research Foundation, Ronald Sherman, was recognized by the editors of Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry as one of the

Families with children without a genetic or gestational link to their parents are functioning well
The emotional well-being of families where children lack a genetic or gestational link to one or both of their parents -- where the children have been conceived through surrogacy, egg donation or donor insemination -- has long been a subject of debate. 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