Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 07, 2013
Scientists decipher cellular 'roadmap' of disease-related proteins
University of Toronto researchers are helping demystify an important class of proteins associated with disease, a discovery that could lead to better treatments for cancer, cystic fibrosis and many other conditions.

New mouse model reveals a mystery of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Stanford scientists say
Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy often die as young adults from heart and breathing complications.

Mesoscale ocean eddies impact weather
Not only large-scale ocean currents impact weather but also relatively small eddies, as a new study by scientists at ETH Zurich reveals.

Enhanced yet affordable material for supercapacitors
Korean Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology developed a new method to massively synthesize enhanced yet affordable materials for supercapacitors.

Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2
Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilization, according to CSIRO research.

Champion nano-rust for producing solar hydrogen
EPFL and Technion researchers have figured out the

Deep-space flashes light up a new face of nature
CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope has detected brief flashes of radio emission from the distant Universe.

Sugar makes cancer light-up in MRI scanners
A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging has been unveiled by UCL scientists.

Peering into the protein pathways of a cell
Using highly sensitive fluorescent probes, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut has captured the never-before-seen structural dynamics of an important protein channel inside the cell's primary power plant -- the mitochondrion.

First child born following embryo screening with new genome analysis technique
The first birth has been achieved following the analysis of embryos using a new genome sequencing technique which promises to revolutionise embryo selection for IVF.

Frontiers is featured in the prestigious Nature magazine
Frontiers, a community driven open-access publisher and research networking platform for scientists, is featured on the inside cover of this week's Nature, with endorsements from Nobel laureates and other leading researchers.
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