Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 20, 2013
Picking produce by its pigment: Don't forget that white vegetables offer key nutrients, say experts
At the ASN Satellite Symposium: White Vegetables: Addressing the Nutrition Gap, held in conjunction with the American Society for Nutrition's Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2013, seven leading food and nutrition scientists highlighted emerging research exploring the nutritional impact of white vegetables, especially the potato, in a healthy, well-balanced diet.

New radiotherapy approach reduces symptoms of dry mouth in patients with head and neck cancers
Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce the distressing symptoms of dry mouth in patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancers if the radiation dose to a salivary gland on the opposite side to the tumor is kept to the minimum.

2 landmark studies report on success of using image-guided brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer
Two large, landmark radiotherapy studies have shown that it is possible to treat cervical cancer effectively with high doses specifically adapted to each tumor, and with fewer serious side-effects to the surrounding normal organs.

Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist earns APS's Walter B. Cannon Award
In the early 1990s, biomedical researchers interested in finding the causes and cures for diseases, were rapidly narrowing their focus from the broad interconnected regulatory networks of the human body to genes.

Middle-schoolers discover novel chemical bond
Middle school students from rural Maine will present a poster at the Experimental Biology 2013 conference detailing how their involvement with the Aspirnaut science-outreach program led to them becoming active scientific researchers.
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