Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 09, 2014
Combination therapy offers quicker, less toxic eradication of hep C in liver transplant patients
All patients with hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will eventually infect their new livers.

MUSE reveals true story behind galactic crash
The new MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has provided researchers with the best view yet of a spectacular cosmic crash.

So, you think you can clap to the beat?
Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can't keep a beat?

Quest for hepatitis B treatment wins Emerging Researcher Award
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr. Greg Ebert has won the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award 2014 for his work on developing a new therapy for chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

'Big Data' takes root in the world of plant research
Botanists have compiled and shared 48 years' worth of global plant data to help answer some of the most pressing environmental and evolutionary questions facing modern society.

Ben-Gurion U. Prof. Zvi Bentwich receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant
The funding will help support mass drug eradication efforts against these infections by implementing in parallel a health education campaign run by local students with the provision of clean water and sanitation facilities.

A sea change for marine conservation
Harnessing 'people power' to manage fisheries in the developing world has significantly benefited local communities and coral reefs, according to new research.

Big-data mining project gives birds-eye view of the G20
A QUT researcher is mapping the G20 Leaders' Summit as it plays out on Twitter and Instagram to find out how the event is affecting those inside the 'barricades'.

New natural supplement relieves canine arthritis
Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements that was developed at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
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