Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 31, 2013
Singapore clinician-scientists identify new type of deadly lymphoma
An international research team has identified a new type of deadly intestinal lymphoma that is particularly common in Asia.

A road map: High efficiency bulk-micromegas based neutron imaging detector
Currently, the low detection efficiency of Bulk-Micromegas neutron detectors limits its use in neutron imaging systems.

Researchers discover new clues about how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis develops
Johns Hopkins scientists say they have evidence from animal studies that a type of central nervous system cell other than motor neurons plays a fundamental role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal degenerative disease.

New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades
New research predicts that rising temperatures will lead to a massive

Congestion in the Earth's mantle
Seismic measurements show that in some regions of the Earth's mantle, plate tectonics stagnates.

Pitt team finds immunity protein that ramps up inflammation, and agents that can block it
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival and improved lung function in animal models of pneumonia.

UC Davis researchers discover how cells distinguish friend from foe
Researchers at UC Davis have shown how the innate immune system distinguishes between dangerous pathogens and friendly microbes.
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