Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 03, 2013
Nanotube-based sensors can be implanted under the skin for a year
Research from MIT shows carbon nanotubes that detect nitric oxide can be implanted under the skin for more than a year.

Penn researchers identify molecular link between gut microbes and intestinal health
Humans maintain a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of beneficial microbes that colonize their bodies.

How to identify inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor in the spinal cord?
How to identify inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor in the spinal cord?

IU study: Leadership void, not lack of money, slows efforts to address cervical cancer
A study by Indiana University public health researchers found that the opportunity for significant progress in addressing cervical cancer across the country is being squandered -- not because of a lack of money, but because of a void of leadership and organization at the state levels.

The biggest mass extinction and Pangea integration
A biotic extinction happened 250 million years ago; it is the biggest one in Earth's history.

Singapore scientists expose molecular secrets of bile duct cancers from different countries
A Singapore-led scientific team discovers critical genes in bile duct cancers from different parts of the world.

Life, but not as we know it
A rudimentary form of life that is found in some of the harshest environments on earth is able to sidestep normal replication processes and reproduce by the back door, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found.

Is DNA from mom or dad?
A new technique successfully takes on a longstanding challenge in DNA sequencing -- determining whether a particular genetic sequence comes from an individual's mother or father.

Studies show wide support for school-based health centers
Two new studies show that parents and students have highly positive views of school-based health centers and suggest that they can serve as the 'medical home' for an often low-income, at-risk population.

Lasers might be the cure for brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with researchers at the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology, have made a discovery that may lead to the curing of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the so called mad cow disease) through photo therapy.

McMaster scientists unlock secrets of diabetes drug
The key is that metformin doesn't work to lower blood glucose by directly working on the glucose.

Mechanism by which metformin inhibits food intake
Metformin may reduce food intake and body weight, but the anorexigenic effects of metformin are still poorly understood.

Einstein Professorship awarded to Péter Mészáros by the Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has honored Péter Mészáros, of Penn State University, by awarding him the 2013 Einstein Professorship.

York researchers discover important mechanism behind nanoparticle reactivity
An international team of researchers has used pioneering electron microscopy techniques to discover an important mechanism behind the reaction of metallic nanoparticles with the environment.

Voxel-based magnetic resonance morphometry in Parkinson's disease patients
Non-motor symptoms, including abnormalities in cognition, mental behaviors, autonomic nerves and sensory perception, have the greatest effect on the quality of in Parkinson's disease patient life.

Omics future on personalized medicine, computer breeding and open platform
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