Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 01, 2014
'Invisible tattoos' could improve body confidence after breast cancer radiotherapy
Invisible tattoos could replace the permanent dark ink tattoos used to deliver breast cancer radiotherapy according to an NCRI Cancer Conference study.

Step towards blood test for many cancer types
Scientists have identified more than 800 markers in the blood of cancer patients that could help lead to a single blood test for early detection of many types of cancer in future, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool Sunday.

JNS: Pediatrics publishes guidelines for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus
The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group is pleased to announce today's publication of 'Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines,' a supplement to the November issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

Virtual reality promises new applications for sexual offending
Virtual reality may be the key to predicting both the behavior of sex offenders and the effectiveness of the therapies they have undergone, according to a study undertaken by Massil Benbouriche of the University of Montreal's School of Criminology.

More penalties on the way for hospitals that treat the poor? New U-M study suggests so
The federal government will fine more than 2,600 hospitals in the coming year, because too many Medicare patients treated at these hospitals for chronic lung disease and other conditions are ending up back in the hospital within 30 days of going home.
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