Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 13, 2014
You don't walk alone
Breakthrough in detecting early onset of refractory epilepsy in children will lead to effective treatment using non-pharmacological therapies.

Michael J. Mack is first surgeon presented with TCT Career Achievement Award
Michael J. Mack, M.D., an internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, was presented the 2014 TCT Career Achievement Award in a ceremony held today during the 26th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Decoding 'sweet codes' that determine protein fates
The research group lead by Professor Koichi Kato of the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences developed a methodology for quantitatively describing the dynamic behaviors of complicated sugar chains in solution at atomic resolution by combining a sophisticated NMR spectroscopic approach with an ingenious molecular dynamics simulation technique.

Milestone reached in work to build replacement kidneys in the lab
Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab.
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