Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 18, 2013
'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer
In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight wonder metal magnesium: adding arsenic.

Longest and largest study of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children shows they control blood sugar more effectively and with fewer complications than injections
The longest and largest study of the effectiveness of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children has shown that the pumps are more effective at controlling blood sugar than insulin injections and cause fewer complications.

Dialing back treg cell function boosts the body's cancer-fighting immune activity
By carefully adjusting the function of crucial immune cells, scientists may have developed a completely new type of cancer immunotherapy -- harnessing the body's immune system to attack tumors.

Tiny fish make 'eyes' at their killer
Small prey fish can grow a bigger 'eye' on their rear fins as a way of distracting predators and dramatically boosting their chances of survival, new research has found.

Major study links aging gene to blood cancer
A gene that helps control the ageing process by acting as a cell's internal clock has been linked to cancer by a major new study.

New MR analysis technique reveals brain tumor response to anti-angiogenesis therapy
A new way of analyzing data acquired in MR imaging appears to be able to identify whether or not tumors are responding to anti-angiogenesis therapy, information that can help physicians determine the most appropriate treatments and discontinue ones that are ineffective.
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