Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 18, 2010
Vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce breast cancer risk
Vitamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010.

Routine breast cancer biopsy might predict lymph node cancer spread
Predicting breast cancer spread from a sentinel lymph node removed during surgery is a hit or miss affair, say researchers: there are still many false negatives, which means the node, when analyzed under a microscope, appears clean of cancer cells, but metastasis can still occur in the patient.

A brain-recording device that melts into place
Scientists have developed a brain implant that essentially melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface.

Study reveals a mechanism for mate selection
A mystery about the mechanism behind sexual mate selection has been resolved.

You had me at hello: Frisky yeast know who to 'shmoo' after 2 minutes
Yeast cells decide whether to have sex with each other within two minutes of meeting, according to new research published today in Nature.

Explorers census hard-to-see sea life: microbes, tiny animals key to Earth's food, carbon systems
Census of Marine Life explorers are puzzling out nature's purpose behind the discovery of an astonishing variety of tiny ocean creatures like microbes and zooplankton animals, which together underpin almost all other life on Earth.

IMPACT results show potential cancer treatment
Dr. Neal Shore presented for the first time in Europe the updated results of the study

Botulinum toxin provides clinically meaningful benefit
Treatment options for idiopathic OAB patients not adequately managed by anticholinergic therapy are limited; either highly invasive, expensive or of limited efficacy.

Cancer health disparities research highlighted at AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010
New findings from epidemiology and observational studies show an increased risk for cancer among Latino populations, but unique demographic characteristics suggest the problem may be worse than currently known.

Early detection of Parkinson's disease by voice analysis
A new technique assisting in early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease has been developed by Prof.

Advocates and researchers educate community about cancer in game show format
Using a combination of

Brain connections for stress -- lessons from the worm
Did you ever wonder how you are able to perform complex tasks -- even under stress?
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