Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 27, 2014
Important migratory corridor for endangered marine species off north-west Australia
The value of Australia's newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project that used satellites to track the vulnerable flatback sea turtle.

Penn neurologists report on promise of statins, estrogen and telemedicine in Parkinson's
A trio of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate new approaches to understanding, treating and potentially staving off Parkinson's disease.

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Large clinical trials to evaluate risks of testosterone treatment urgently needed
Physicians do not have sufficient information from clinical trials to understand the risks associated with the prescription of testosterone in older men, according to a comment in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, written by professor Stephanie Page, of the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA.

Nature and nurture: Baby's development is affected by genes and conditions in the womb
A recent study led by A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences found that genetics as well as the environment in the womb play important roles in the development of the baby.

Penn Medicine experts identify geographic and gender disparities among stroke patients
Stroke researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will unveil a map demonstrating geographic hotspots of increased stroke mortality across the United States, among a series of stroke studies being presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

Sexual conflict affects females more than males, says new research on beetles
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behavior and reproductive productivity of burying beetles. 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