Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 21, 2011
Cancer vaccine impact limited unless drug industry focuses on difficult-to-treat tumors
Drug companies currently developing therapeutic cancer vaccines may be determining the cancers they target based on the number of annual cases, not the number of deaths they cause.

Black elderly more likely than whites to die after intestinal surgery
Black senior citizens who need surgery for the intestinal disorder diverticulitis are significantly more likely to die in the hospital than their equally ill white counterparts, even when each racial group carries the same health insurance, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.

Predators drive the evolution of poison dart frogs' skin patterns
Natural selection has played a role in the development of the many skins patterns of the tiny Ranitomeya imitator poison dart frog.

Butterfly wings inspire design of water-repellent surface
Researchers mimic the many-layered nanostructure of blue mountain swallowtail wings to make a silicon wafer that traps both air and light.

Laser heating -- new light cast on electrons heated to several billion degrees
A new class of high power lasers can effectively accelerate particles like electrons and ions with very intense, short laser pulses.

Ignorance is bliss when it comes to challenging social issues
The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Boosting the aged immune response to flu virus
The immune system becomes less robust with age, making the elderly more susceptible to influenza A virus.

Canadian breast cancer screening guidelines would cost thousands of lives
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health recommendations against annual breast cancer screening of women ages 40-49 ignore landmark trials showing mammography significantly reduces breast cancer deaths in these women.

Expanding treatment options for Cushing disease
Cushing disease is a hormone disorder caused by a tumor in the anterior pituitary gland that results in the secretion of excess amounts of adrenocorticotropic hormone.

Pitt discoveries in quantum physics could change face of technology
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have made advances in better understanding correlated quantum matter that could change technology as we know it, according to a study published in the Nov.

Research group proposes first system for assessing the odds of life on other worlds
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an astrobiologist with the Washington State University School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Abel Mendez, a modeling expert from the University of Puerto Rico, propose a new system for classifying exoplanets using two different indices -- an Earth Similarity Index for categorizing a planet's more earth-like features and a Planetary Habitability Index for describing a variety of chemical and physical parameters that are theoretically conducive to life in more extreme, less-Earthlike conditions.

Researchers shrink tumors and minimize side effects using tumor-homing peptide to deliver treatment
In a study published the week of Nov. 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute coupled a cancer drug to a small protein that is specifically attracted to the blood vessels that feed tumors.

Hydrogen peroxide provides clues to immunity, wound healing and tumor biology
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers now have discovered the molecular sensor that detects wound-induced hydrogen peroxide and orchestrates the marshaling of neutrophils and other immune cells, or leukocytes, including those that affect tumors.

New culprit found in Lou Gehrig's disease
Following a breakthrough identifying a common converging point for all forms of Lou Gehrig's disease, a new finding from the same scientists shines more light on the broken recycling pathway of the brain and spinal cord cells, which leads to the paralysis of ALS.

Neiker-Tecnalia report that noise pollution reduces the presence of songbirds in cities
A study by the University of the Americas in Mexico and the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, highlights the fact that noise pollution has negative effects on songbirds in cities.

Importance of treatment process and outcomes varies among patients with psoriasis
Among patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, treatment options that are most compatible with their personal and professional life appear to be most important, and treatment location appears more important than probability and magnitude of treatment outcome, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Taking bushmeat off the menu could increase child anemia, study finds
When the dinner menu includes endangered species, human nutritional needs must contend with efforts to manage wildlife resources, according to a new UC Berkeley study.

Treatment of acne using oral antibiotics associated with reporting symptoms of sore throat
Taking oral antibiotics for treatment of acne appears to be associated with reporting symptoms of pharyngitis, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Hope for muscle wasting disease
A health supplement used by bodybuilders could be the key to treating a life-threatening muscular dystrophy affecting tens of thousands of children world-wide, new research shows.

New breast cancer screening guidelines released
New breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), recommend no routine mammography screening for women aged 40-49 and extend the screening interval from every 2 years, which is current clinical practice, to every 2 to 3 years for women aged 50-74.

New study identifies novel role for PEA-15 protein in cancer growth
A new study from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center reveals that PEA-15, a protein previously shown to slow ovarian tumor growth and metastasis, can alternatively enhance tumor formation in kidney cells carrying a mutation in a cancer-promoting gene called H-Ras.

EARTH: Highlights of 2011 -- energy and economics 2011-2012
Is the United States entering its

Cancer drug cisplatin found to bind like glue in cellular RNA
An anti-cancer drug used extensively in chemotherapy binds pervasively to RNA -- up to 20-fold more than it does to DNA, a surprise finding that suggests new targeting approaches might be useful, according to University of Oregon researchers.

New evidence of interhuman aggression and human induced trauma 126,000 years ago
The study of a cranium of an East Asian human from the late Middle Pleistocene age from Maba, China, brings to the fore evidence that interhuman aggression and human induced trauma occurred 126,000 years ago.

Southampton professor awarded major funding for Biophotonics programme
Professor James Wilkinson at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant to realise tools for fast, low-cost point-of-care clinical diagnostics and for chemical analysis in water pollution and food safety.

Kilobots are leaving the nest
Computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University have developed and licensed technology that will make it easy to test collective algorithms on hundreds, or even thousands, of tiny robots.

Mechanism of wine swirling explained
Wine drinkers know that swirling a good vintage around in a glass aerates the wine and releases its bouquet.

U-M Medical School and MedImmune join forces to accelerate search for new therapies
Leaders from the University of Michigan Medical School and MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, have signed a new agreement to work together on a broad range of projects.

CNR Rao wins 2011 Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize
CNR Rao, Linus Pauling research professor and honorary president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research and immediate past president of TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, has been named the winner of the 2011 Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize.

Preparing for future human exploration: Measuring the radiation environment on Mars
NASA will launch the Mars Science Laboratory on Nov. 26, 2011, to assess the past and present habitability of the Red Planet's surface.

Public misperception about scientific agreement on global warming undermines climate policy support
People who believe there is a lot of disagreement among scientists about global warming tend to be less certain that global warming is happening and less supportive of climate policy, researchers at George Mason, San Diego State, and Yale universities report in a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Environmental cleanup technology honored
A technology that uses

Paleontologist describes large nest of juvenile dinosaurs, first of their genus ever found
A nest containing the fossilized remains of 15 juvenile Protoceratops andrewsi dinosaurs from Mongolia has been described by a University of Rhode Island paleontologist, revealing new information about postnatal development and parental care.

Study examines racial disparities in surgical outcomes among patients with diverticulitis
Among older Medicare beneficiaries who underwent surgical treatment for diverticulitis, black race was associated with increased risk of urgent/emergency surgery, high risk of in-hospital mortality and higher total hospital charges, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Late season Hurricane Kenneth forms in the eastern Pacific
The hurricane season in the eastern Pacific isn't over and Hurricane Kenneth serves as a reminder that the season ends November 30.

Malaysian Prime Minister launches company for supply of biomass from oil palm
A new company launched Monday by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will ensure the sustainable supply of palm biomass for the production of high value chemicals and by-products for energy generation through coordinated collection and aggregation.

New projection shows global food demand doubling by 2050
Global food demand could double by 2050, according to a new projection by David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecology in the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences, and colleagues, including Jason Hill, assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

Improved method of electrical stimulation could help treat damaged nerves
A plastic surgery research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an engineering team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have described a new method of nerve stimulation that reduces electrical threshold by 40 percent, compared with traditional functional electrical stimulation therapy.

Johnny Rotten's graffiti: The new heritage?
Archaeologists typically record and analyze the traces of past human activities.

After 25 years, sustainability is a growing science that's here to stay
Sustainability has not only become a science in the past 25 years, but it is one that continues to be fast-growing with widespread international collaboration, broad disciplinary composition and wide geographic distribution, according to new research from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Indiana University.

Implanted neurons, grown in the lab, take charge of brain circuitry
Among the many hurdles to be cleared before human embryonic stem cells can achieve their therapeutic potential is determining whether or not transplanted cells can functionally integrate into target organs or tissues.

Regeneration after a stroke requires intact communication channels between brain hemispheres
Recovery after a stroke depends on the exchange of information between the brain hemispheres.

Critical molecules for hearing and balance discovered
Researchers have found long-sought genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear that, when mutated, prevent sound waves from being converted to electric signals -- a fundamental first step in hearing.

Psychological factors affect IBS patients' interpretation of symptom severity
A patient's viewpoint of the severity of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms can be influenced not only by physical symptoms of IBS but broader psychological problems.

Wayne State receives $1.9 million from NIH to create novel cystic fibrosis treatments
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator.

Mutants with heterozygote disadvantage can prevent spread of transgenic animals
Max Planck researchers simulate the conditions for the safest possible release of genetically modified organisms.

MU engineers developing military applications for smartphones
Engineers from the MU College of Engineering, with funding from the US Army/Leonard Wood Institute, have enhanced popular smartphones to be able to find and track targets.

Human, artificial intelligence join forces to pinpoint fossil locations
Traditionally, fossil-hunters often could only make educated guesses as to where fossils lie.

Evaluating price hikes: Research shows that recent oil shocks are not causing inflation
While the price of oil has risen in recent years, it has not affected the price of goods as much as in the past, according to research by two Kansas State University economists.

How ink flows, speedy neutrinos may leave LHC trails, and seeing Schroedinger's cat
Physicists investigate the hydrodynamics of writing with ink, the possibility that faster-than-light neutrinos may leave detectable trails at the Large Hadron Collider, and why it's hard to see Schroedinger's cat.

New research sheds light on how we see family resemblance in faces
Whether comparing a man and a woman or a parent and a baby, we can still see when two people of different age or sex are genetically related.

New research on body parts' sensitivity to environmental changes
Research by a team of Michigan State University scientists has shed new light on why some body parts are more sensitive to environmental change than others, work that could someday lead to better ways of treating a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes.

Life-threatening condition in preemies linked to blood type
New research suggests that a simple change in blood transfusion practices in neonatal ICUs could significantly reduce the incidence a life-threatening intestinal condition in preemies called necrotizing enterocolitis.

Van Andel Institute study may lead to better, safer drug for diabetes
A Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) study published recently in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals that a natural fatty acid can serve as a regulator of blood sugar levels, which may have important applications in designing better and safer drugs for diabetes treatment.

All systems go for next communication spacecraft
The most recent evaluations of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) project confirmed all systems go for a third generation upgrade of the orbiting communications network.

Older adults in home health care at elevated risk for unsafe meds
Older adults receiving home health care may be taking a drug that is unsafe or ineffective for someone their age.

UCLA team develops highly efficient method for creating flexible, transparent electrodes
Researchers demonstrate a new method for making transparent electrodes from nanomaterials.

UGA discovery changes how scientists think about plant cell wall formation
University of Georgia researchers have discovered that two proteins come together in an unexpected way to make a carbohydrate, a chain of sugar molecules, in plant cell walls.

When it comes to churning out electrons, metal glass beats plastics
By adding carbon nanotubes to a glass-like metal compound, researchers have devised a new breed of field emission electrodes.

Optimism helps females achieve higher grades - males score lower when overconfident -- BGU study
Previous positive psychology studies have shown the value of dispositional optimism and conscientiousness in the workplace; However, the academic context has not been particularly well studied as yet.

A computer system allows a machine to recognize a person's emotional state
Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Universidad de Granada have developed a new computer system that allows a machine to automatically recognize the emotional state of a person who is orally communicating with it.

Thanksgiving in space may one day come with all the trimmings
Future astronauts spending Thanksgiving in space may not have to forgo one of the most traditional parts of the day's feast: fresh sweet potatoes.

BRAF addiction of thyroid cancers makes them therapeutically vulnerable
Papillary carcinoma is the most common form of thyroid cancer.

Targeted antibacterial proteins may offer antibiotic alternative
A novel antibacterial protein targeted against E. coli O157:H7 may offer a way to prevent or treat food-borne bacterial infections.

Laser removal may be advantageous for treating precancerous skin lesions
Carbon dioxide laser ablation may have a role as an alternative treatment for a common precancerous skin lesion known as lentigo maligna when surgery or radiation therapy is not feasible, according to a report in the November/December issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Nursing home quality scorecards don't tell the whole score
The scoring system government agencies use to rate nursing home quality does not provide an adequate evaluation because they do not take into account the degree of cognitive impairment of their patient populations and whether facilities include a specialized dementia unit according to a new study.

Hidden hunger from wildlife loss
A Post-Doctoral Fellow in Harvard University Center for the Environment, Christopher Golden is the lead author of a new paper which finds that, in societies where people rely on

Chew gum, lose weight
In a groundbreaking new study, Syracuse University Robert Doyle's team demonstrated, for the first time, that a critical hormone that helps people feel

It pays to be healthier
Dr. Marita Lynagh from the University of Newcastle in Australia and colleagues look at why financial incentives for patients could be a good thing to change risky health behaviors.

American Diabetes Association's preferred testing method fails to identify kids with diabetes
In 2009, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommended that Hemoglobin A1c be exclusively used for the diagnosis of diabetes in children.

Tuning out: How brains benefit from meditation
Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers.

Wildlife access critical to children's health
For the first time, researchers have uncovered a powerful connection between loss of access to wildlife and micronutrient deficiencies in children, according to a recently published study by the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard Center for the Environment and Harvard School of Public Health, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and others.

UCI-led team finds new way to boost potency of marijuana-like chemical in body
UC Irvine and Italian researchers have discovered a new means of enhancing the effects of anandamide -- a natural, marijuana-like chemical in the body that provides pain relief.

Reliable nuclear device to heat, power Mars Science Lab
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission has the potential to be the most productive Mars surface mission in history.

Cancer screening reform needed
Screening guidelines need to better focus on risks and benefits of screening, according to a commentary by Michael Edward Stefanek, Ph.D., the associate vice president of collaborative research in the office of the vice president at Indiana University, published online Nov.

Terminator-style info-vision takes step towards reality
The streaming of real-time information across your field of vision is a step closer to reality with the development of a prototype contact lens that could potentially provide the wearer with hands-free information updates.

Carbon nanotube forest camouflages 3-D objects
Researchers demonstrate that a carbon nanotube coating can absorb light nearly perfectly, making structural details disappear into a black background.

A better way to count molecules discovered
Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method for counting molecules.

Body mass index associated with short-term mortality rates following surgery
Body Mass Index appears to be associated with 30-day mortality risk following surgical procedures, and patients with a BMI of less than 23.1 appear to be at highest risk of death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Families report adverse events in hospitalized children not tracked by health-care providers
Families of hospitalized children can provide valuable information about adverse events relating to their children's care that complements information documented by health-care professionals, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

South Asian patients require 3 times as much repeat angioplasty as white Europeans
South Asian patients with coronary artery disease were almost three times as likely to be readmitted to hospital for further interventional treatment to arterial plaque than their White European counterparts.

Testing antioxidant drugs is transparent
A study using genetically modified zebrafish to visualize early events involved in development of human atherosclerosis describes an efficient model -- one that the researchers say offers many applications for testing the potential effectiveness of new antioxidant and dietary therapies.

New UC campus attraction will provide a unique, natural environment for the area's youngest learners
UC's spectacular campus has gained worldwide attention. Come spring, it will hold another unique feature for the community's littlest learners.

Satellite data can help protect bluefin tuna
A new model developed by scientists of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre allows the potential presence of bluefin tuna to be tracked through daily updated maps, helping to protect endangered stocks and fight illegal fishing.

West coast log, lumber exports in first 9 months of 2011 surpass 2010 totals
Log and lumber exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska in the first three quarters of 2011 already surpass the total exports of 2010 according to the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station.

Lightning sprites are out-of-this-world
Daria Dubrovin, a Ph.D. student at Tel Aviv University, says that lightning storms on planets like Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars may also produce

People with early Alzheimer's disease may be more likely to have lower BMI
Studies have shown that people who are overweight in middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later than people at normal weight, yet researchers have also found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI).

New strategy could lead to dose reduction in X-ray imaging
For more than a century, the use of X-rays has been a prime diagnostic tool when it comes to human health.

UC Arlitt Center awarded NSF grant to research learning at PlayScapes
The grant will support researchers as they observe how the area's youngest learners gain a grasp on science through play in a natural, outdoor learning lab.

Rainfall suspected culprit in leaf disease transmission
Rainfalls are suspected to trigger the spread of a multitude of foliar (leaf) diseases, which could be devastating for agriculture and forestry.

Mortality rates for pharynx and mouth cancers have decreased
Death rates have declined among US patients with cancer of the mouth and pharynx from 1993 to 2007, with the greatest decreases seen among men and women with at least 12 years of education, according to a report in the November issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Astronomers find that galaxies are the ultimate recyclers
A team of researchers from several universities and institutions, including University of Notre Dame physics faculty Chris Howk and Nicolas Lehner, has demonstrated how galaxies continue to form stars by recycling vast amounts of hydrogen gas and heavy elements across billions of years.

JCI online early table of contents: Nov. 21, 2011
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for papers to be published Nov.

MU researchers find synthetic RNA lessens severity of fatal disease
A team of University of Missouri researchers have found that targeting a synthetic molecule to a specific gene could help the severity of the disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) -- the leading genetic cause of infantile death in the world.

Monica Perales receives award for best urban book
Monica Perales, an associate professor in the department of history at the University of Houston (UH), has been awarded the Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American urban history from the Urban History Association.

Ulcer-causing bacteria tamed by defect in cell-targeting ability
Without the ability to swim to their targets in the stomach, ulcer-causing bacteria do not cause the inflammation of the stomach lining that leads to ulcers and stomach cancer, according to a new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz.

Iowa State University scientists genetically increase algae biomass by more than 50 percent
Research at Iowa State University has led to discovery of a genetic method that can increase biomass in algae by 50 to 80 percent.

Second-generation ethanol processing cost prohibitive
Costs for second-generation ethanol processing, which will ease the stress on corn and sugarcane, are unlikely to be competitive until 2020, according to a unique Queen's University study.

NIH researchers identify key proteins of inner ear transduction channel
National Institutes of Health-funded researchers have identified two proteins that may be the key components of the long-sought after mechanotransduction channel in the inner ear -- the place where the mechanical stimulation of sound waves is transformed into electrical signals that the brain recognizes as sound.

Hypertension affects brain capacity
Can dementia and mild cognitive impairment be influenced in their course by diseases and risk factors?

New safe practices room provides prevention training space for nursing students
Nursing is among construction and law enforcement as one of seven professions reporting the most on-the-job injuries, according to the US Department of Labor.

New medical, research tool possible by probing cell mechanics
Researchers are making progress in developing a system that measures the mechanical properties of living cells, a technology that could be used to diagnose human disease and better understand biological processes.

Health professionals unite in WHPA Prague Call to Action
In a first for the Central European region, national health professions organizations have discussed and endorsed the WHPA Prague Call to Action, to reduce the harmful impact of falsified medical products on patients and the public.

IBD patients face increased skin cancer risk
Certain patients with inflammatory bowel disease may have an increased risk of skin cancer, which is intensified by the use of immunosuppressant medications.

UT Dallas research widens study of brain's role in tinnitus
Neuroscientists at the University of Texas at Dallas are examining whether multiple areas of the brain are culpable in causing tinnitus, research that could enable new medical interventions against the disabling effects of severe

Disparities in heart health to be addressed by national leaders at women's health summit
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will sponsor the Women's Heart Health Summit:

Future prostate cancer treatments might be guided by math
Scientists have designed a first draft of a mathematical model that someday could guide treatment decisions for advanced prostate cancer, in part by helping doctors predict how individual patients will respond to therapy based on the biology of their tumors.

More than one-quarter of Canadian adults projected to have hypertension in 2012/13
Hypertension in Canada is increasing, and it is projected that more than one-quarter of Canadian adults will be diagnosed with hypertension by 2012/13, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Engineers devise shoe sampling system for detecting trace amounts of explosives
The ability to efficiently and unobtrusively screen for trace amounts of explosives on airline passengers could improve travel safety -- without invoking the ire of inconvenienced fliers.

Use of technology-rich learning environment reveals improved retention rates
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology have found that use of a technology-rich learning environment in several undergraduate engineering-technology courses has improved learning and decreased withdrawals from, or failing grades in, the courses.

Malaysian Oil Palm Biomass Center established
Today Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the launch of the National Biomass Strategy at the BIO Malaysia Conference and Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

A new model for understanding biodiversity
McGill biology researchers have developed a unified, spatially based understanding of biodiversity that takes into account the complex food webs of predators and prey.

New Global Child Health curriculum announced in Canada
Globalization has led to significant changes in the health care of children worldwide, yet medical education in the developed world has remained domestically focused.

NASA Goddard employee wins 2011 Presidential SAVE Award
Matthew Ritsko, a financial manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., won the 2011 Presidential Securing Americans' Value and Efficiency (SAVE) award.

Researchers search for culprit behind dry eyes, mouths and more
Researchers want to find the main culprit behind the dry, irritated eyes, mouth, throat, skin, nose and more afflicting 1-3 percent of the population.

Transparent material breakthrough
A program co-funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) was chosen by Time Magazine for its List of Best Inventions of 2011.

UCSB scholar's reading of hieroglyphic verb alters understanding of Mayan ritual texts
By presenting a new interpretation of a Maya hieroglyphic verb, Gerardo Aldana, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara, has revised the understanding of one of the longest-studied texts in Maya archaeology.

Introduction of routine post-mortem imaging could reduce the number of standard autopsies
A study published Online First by the Lancet shows that post-mortem imaging can identify the cause of death in two thirds of cases referred to the coroner, and that CT is a more accurate imaging technique than MRI for providing a cause of death in adults.

System to reuse with health guarantees, sludge from wastewater
Calcinor GROUP, Neiker-Tecnalia and Gaiker-IK4, develop a system for reuse, with health guarantees, sludge from wastewater.

Time to test assumptions about health effects that guide risk assessment, says toxicologist
Calabrese's commentary,
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