Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 25, 2007
Brain pattern associated with genetic risk of obsessive compulsive disorder
Cambridge researchers have discovered that individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder and their close family members have distinctive patterns in their brain structure.

Cryoablation continues to show good results for kidney cancer patients
A review of 62 Mayo Clinic patients who underwent cryoablation to treat cancerous kidney tumors shows that the patients are cancer free for up to two and a half years after having had the procedure.

Researchers produce high performance field-effect transistors with thin films of Carbon 60
Using room-temperature processing, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have fabricated high-performance field effect transistors with thin films of Carbon 60, also known as fullerene.

Nanotech's health, environment impacts worry scientists
The unknown human health and environmental impacts of nanotechnology are a bigger worry for scientists than for the public, according to a new report published today (Nov.

Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system
An eminent partnership of international ocean scientists call for an adequate initial system to produce insights, forecasts useful to public, policy makers.

Human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system: Scientists
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans says warming seas, over-fishing and pollution are among profound concerns that must be better measured to help society respond in a well-informed, timely and cost-effective way.
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