Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 30, 2014
Review of 90 studies confirms that men's sperm quality declines with age
Conflicting evidence about the extent to which men's semen quality declines with age -- likely lowering their fertility -- is being cleared up by new University of Otago, New Zealand, research that has collated and reviewed data from 90 previous studies from around the world.

Physicists create new kind of pasta to explain mysterious, ring-shaped polymers
Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics.

Singapore scientists uncover gene associated with an aggressive breast cancer
Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore, in collaboration with local clinicians and colleagues in the USA, have identified a biomarker which is strongly associated with triple negative breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that often has early relapse and metastasis following chemotherapy.
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