Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 01, 2012
Researchers identify a mechanism for the transformation of colon polyps
The causes underlying the development of certain types of common cancers have not yet been elucidated.

Long-term research reveals how climate change is playing out in real ecosystems
Around the world, the effects of global climate change are increasingly evident and difficult to ignore.

X-ray analysis deciphers master regulator important for skin cancer
With the X-ray vision of DESY's light source DORIS, a research team from Hamburg and Iceland has uncovered the molecular structure of a master regulator central to the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma.

Extended sleep reduces pain sensitivity
A new study suggests that extending nightly sleep in mildly sleepy, healthy adults increases daytime alertness and reduces pain sensitivity.

Lung cancer patients with pockets of resistance prolong disease control by 'weeding the garden'
This study of 65 patients showed that continuing either crizotinib or erlotinib after the treatment of resistant pockets with focused radiation (

Steroid injection linked with significant bone loss in postmenopausal women treated for back pain
Postmenopausal women suffered significant bone density loss in their hip after they were treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study Bone density loss after six months was six times greater when compared to the typical bone density loss seen in a year in a postmenopausal woman who doesn't receive steroid injection, researchers say.
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