Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 08, 2012
Treatment with fungi makes a modern violin sound like a Stradiavarius
A good violin depends on the expertise of the violin maker, but also on the quality of the wood that is used.

Tracing the molecular causes of preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous conditions for the expectant mother and the unborn child and is characterized by elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine in the last trimester of pregnancy.

Health-care costs at end of life exceed total assets for 25 percent of Medicare population
As many as a quarter of Medicare recipients spend more than the total value of their assets on out-of-pocket health care expenses during the last five years of their lives, according to researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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