Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 29, 2013
Mother-to-child HIV transmission in Gipuzkoa has fallen from 25 percent to 2 percent over the last 25 years
Miren Apilánez, researcher in the Department of Paediatrics of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, has studied the evolution that took place between 1984 and 2011 in paediatric HIV infection in Gipuzkoa.

Octocopter to monitor crops
Rothamsted Research has obtained a high performance radio remote-controlled octocopter equipped with four distinct cameras, thanks to funding from The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

The University of Huddersfield awarded the HR Excellence in Research award
The University of Huddersfield has secured the prestigious HR Excellence in Research award once more after their 2 year review.

Mild hypothermia as a treatment for CNS injuries: Positive or negative effects?
There are few data on the effectiveness and mechanism underlying mild hypothermia in the treatment of central nervous system injuries.

Michele Garfinkel named AAAS Fellow
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Michele Garfinkel, Manager of the Science Policy Programme at EMBO, to its 2013 class of fellows.

Maternal mortality: A reduction in deaths from haemorrhage
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Strong dollar means cross-border shopping heavily influenced by exchange rate
With the holiday shopping season in full swing it appears Canadians now more than ever are keeping a watchful eye on the exchange rate before heading south of the border to shop.

The more the better!
Researchers at Bielefeld University and the Technische Universität Braunschweig are the first to confirm the benefit of multiple paternities for a vertebrate under completely natural conditions.

Treatment of malignant glioma using hyperthermia
Malignant glioma is very sensitive to heat. Prof. Yunlong Ge and team from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, China used a brain tumor hyperthermia apparatus to treat malignant glioma patients, and achieved good therapeutic efficacy.

Appearing to be chronically ill may not be a good indication of poor health
New research from St. Michael's Hospital says how sick a patient appears to be may have limited value in diagnosing their actual state of health.

Frontiers launches new open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Swiss open-access publisher and research network, Frontiers, part of the Nature Publishing Group family, announces the launch of its journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Gene experts join forces in new generation of DNA research
Ground-breaking research in human and animal health, the environment, and sustainable food production will be supported by a new world-class center of DNA expertise.

Cyclin D1 governs microRNA processing in breast cancer
A protein that helps push a replicating cell through the cell cycle also mediates the processing and generation of mature microRNA, according to new research from Thomas Jefferson University.

Valproic acid promotes neuronal regeneration after brachial plexus avulsion
Valproic acid promotes neuronal regeneration after brachial plexus avulsion.

Joint EORTC-ESTRO session to focus on current developments in soft tissue sarcoma treatment
The EORTC will host a joint session with ESTRO at ESTRO 33 focusing on current developments in soft tissue sarcoma treatment. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to