Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 18, 2011
Immunological defense mechanism leaves malaria patients vulnerable to deadly infection
The link between malaria and Salmonella infections has been explained for the first time, opening the way to more effective treatments.

Sage and European Society of Cardiology extend publishing partnership
SAGE and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have announced the launch of the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.

A 50-year quest to isolate the thermoelectric effect is now over: Magnon drag unveiled
In a paper published in Nature Materials, a group of researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology led by ICREA Professor Sergio O.

Why young couples aren't getting married -- they fear the ravages of divorce
With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma unveils clues why couples don't get married -- they fear divorce.

Chinese scientists announce the first complete sequencing of Mongolian genome
Chinese scientists announce the first complete sequencing of Mongolian genome.

Regulatory enzyme overexpression may protect against neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease
Treatment that increases brain levels of an important regulatory enzyme may slow the loss of brain cells that characterizes Huntington's disease (HD) and other neurodegenerative disorders.

New personalized treatment options for cancer
A new cancer research center established at the University of Adelaide will focus on treatment options tailored to the individual, taking into account DNA and genetic variations between people.

The benefits of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in heart failure
Heart failure remains by far the single biggest reason for acute hospital admission but is stubbornly resistant to treatment.

Upper atmosphere facilitates changes that let mercury enter food chain
New research shows that the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere work to transform elemental mercury into oxidized mercury, which can easily be deposited into aquatic ecosystems and ultimately enter the food chain.

Researchers create living 'neon signs' composed of millions of glowing bacteria
In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs.
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