Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 27, 2009
Key to subliminal messaging is to keep it negative, study shows
Subliminal messaging is most effective when the message being conveyed is negative, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Your eyes may be a window to heart disease
For centuries eyes have been seen as windows to the soul.

NIH funds 4 Centers of Excellence in genomic science
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), both part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced grants expected to total approximately $45 million to establish new Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science in Wisconsin and North Carolina, as well as to continue support of existing centers in Maryland and California.

McMaster researchers discover a new antibacterial lead
Eric Brown, a professor and chair of the department of biochemistry and biomedical sciences, and a team of researchers from the Michael G.

U of T researchers create microchip that can detect type and severity of cancer
U of T researchers have used nanomaterials to develop a microchip sensitive enough to quickly determine the type and severity of a patient's cancer so that the disease can be detected earlier for more effective treatment.

Autoimmune condition, especially combined with smoking and oral contraceptive use, massively increases risk of stroke and heart attack in young women
The autoimmune condition antiphospholipid syndrome mainly affects young women. An article published online first and in the November edition of the Lancet Neurology shows that women with a particular subtype of antibody called lupus anticoagulant have a more than 40-fold increased risk of stroke and five-fold increased risk of heart attack compared with the general population (of young women).

Discovery brings new type of fast computers closer to reality
Physicists at UC San Diego have successfully created speedy integrated circuits with particles called
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