Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 14, 2010
The luxury of engaged co-workers requires consistent and persistent leadership
Business leaders dream of committed and engaged co-workers who are willing to put in some extra effort when needed.

Childhood adversity worsens effects of stress, adding to current hardships, says new research
Children who experience trauma may enter a cycle of negative emotions -- anxiety and depression -- that could contribute to health problems later and precipitate an early death, a leading health psychologist said Saturday.

Researchers find function of proteins that can enhance the progression of viruses and cancer cells
In a discovery that has implications for developing treatments against cancer and potentially deadly viruses, researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have discovered the function of proteins that can enhance the progression of certain viruses and cancer cells.

Adversity in childhood can increase risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, research shows
Early life adversity through poverty, social isolation or abuse in childhood is linked to heightened reactivity, which can lead to heart disease later on, a leading expert on stress and disease said Saturday.

A lethal brain tumor's strength may be a weakness as well
Malignant gliomas are the most common subtype of primary brain tumor -- and one of the deadliest.

Climate change affects geographical range of plants
Researches at the University of Gothenburg have shown how climate change many million years ago has influenced the geographical range of plants by modeling climate preferences for extinct species.

Obesity and diabetes: Immune cells in fat tissue explain the link
Inflammation-causing cells in fat tissue may explain the link between obesity and diabetes, a team of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, has shown.

Childhood abuse, adversity may shorten life, weaken immune response among the elderly
The emotional pains we suffer in childhood can lead to weakened immune systems later in life, according to a new study.

Women have friends at work but not the networks to get ahead
When it comes to the informal networks developed at work, women are at a disadvantage. 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