Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 06, 2014
Discovery provides insights on how plants respond to elevated CO2 levels
Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

BGI presents a high-quality gene catalog of human gut microbiome
BGI presents a high-quality gene catalog of human gut microbiome, a key to understanding human health and diseases.

Babies born to healthy mums worldwide are strikingly similar in size
Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over -- when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers.

Global toolkit to diagnose menopause
A free and simple toolkit for GPs could revolutionise menopause diagnosis and treatment.

Perspective of the PandaX dark matter experiment
The PandaX experiment of China, which is located in the deepest underground laboratory (2,400 m), has released its technical design report recently.

'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut
University at Buffalo researchers are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form 'nanojuice' that patients would drink.

Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years
A team of scientists led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute have completed the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of historic volcanic sulfate emissions in the Southern Hemisphere.

Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines
DTU researchers have identified and mapped 500 previously unknown microorganisms and more than 800 bacterial viruses in our intestinal flora.

New type of soot particle discovered from wildfire emissions
In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, a team of scientists led by Rajan Chakrabarty from Nevada's Desert Research Institute report the observation of a previously unrecognized form of soot particle, identified as 'superaggregates,' from wildfire emissions.
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