Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 28, 2014
New substance overcomes treatment-restistance in leukemia
Haematologists from Goethe University Frankfurt, working with a Russian pharmaceutical company, have developed a new active substance that effectively combats the most aggressive forms of Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemia.

NASA satellite sees Tropical Storm Sinlaku in the South China Sea
Tropical Depression 21W crossed the Philippines and moved into the South China Sea where warm waters helped strengthen the storm into Tropical Storm Sinlaku.

DFG to fund 8 new Collaborative Research Centers
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will establish eight new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs).

Girls better than boys at making story-based computer games, Sussex study finds
Teenage boys are perhaps more known for playing computer games but girls are better at making them, a University of Sussex study has found.

The emergence of modern sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago
The extent of the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover was established 2.6 million years ago, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications.

NASA sees new tropical storm threatening Mauritius and Reunion Islands
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone 02S after it formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on Nov.

Duality in the human genome
Human genomes are extraordinarily individual -- a challenge for personalized medicine.

New material makes water and oil roll off
Car finish, to which no dirt particles adhere, house fronts, from which graffiti paints roll off, shoes that remain clean on muddy paths -- the material 'fluoropore' might make it possible.
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