Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 26, 2010
CERN observes melted nuclear matter for the first time
The experiments at CERN have entered a new phase and obtained the first results.

Engineering student named Global Graduate Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Vincent Cheung, a Ph.D., candidate, continued his winning streak this month in adding a global title to his local, regional and national entrepreneurial awards.

Universal flu vaccine focus for Adelaide scientist
A University of Adelaide researcher is leading a collaboration between Australia and Indonesia on the production of a universal flu vaccine.

Getting a tighter grip on cell division
The dance of cell division is carefully choreographed and has little room for error.

Iron compounds synthesized to combat tuberculosis
A team of researchers from Spain and Latin America have synthesized two iron compounds that inhibit the in vitro growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Mammals grew 1000 times larger after the demise of the dinosaurs
Researchers have demonstrated that the extinction of dinosaurs some 65 million years ago paved the way for mammals to get bigger, about a thousand times larger than they had been when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

High achievers honored in Research Australia Awards
A private philanthropist who has personally donated in excess of $60 million to health and medical research in the past few years and an Australian researcher who led the invention of a vaccine that could save 20,000 lives every year are among the award recipients to be honored at the Research Australia Awards presentation last night.

Experts demand better gender-equality training for the police
According to a new study by the University of Valencia,

A molecular switch for memory and addiction
Scientists from Germany, the UK and Italy identify a molecular switch that leads to a sustained increase of calcium in nerve cells and plays a crucial role in the formation of memory and addictive behaviors.

Severe asthma more prevalent than thought, related to pronounced nasal symptoms
People with multi-symptom asthma more often have night-time awakenings due to asthma-symptoms, a sign of severe asthma.

LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe
After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe's life.
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