Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 04, 2008
Australia joins push for open access to particle physics
Australia has joined SCOAP3, an international consortium that aims to provide free access to major particle physics journals world-wide.

New therapeutic options for diabetes-related tissue injury
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by altered glucose tolerance and impaired lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and is associated with a number of complications directly resulting from hyperglycemiainduced inflammation.

Research Explorer: discover the German research landscape online
With the Research Explorer, an internet application developed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service), a unique directory of German research institutions has now gone online.

Mother's vitamin D status during pregnancy will affect her baby's dental health
Low maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy may affect primary tooth calcification, leading to enamel defects, which are a risk factor for early-childhood tooth decay.

Novel hydrogel systems for dentin regeneration
Dental caries, or tooth decay, continues to be the most prevalent infectious disease in the world, presenting significant public health challenges and socio-economic consequences.

6 of every 100 patients die in hospital due to adverse drug reaction
A research work carried out in the UGR determines that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and platelet anti-aggregants are the drugs which usually provoke this kind of reaction.

How effective are dental referrals by primary care physicians?
Young children from low-income families experience high levels of tooth decay and face many barriers to getting dental treatment and preventive services.
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