Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 25, 2015
Promising use of nanodiamonds in delivering cancer drug to kill cancer stem cells
A study led by the National University of Singapore found that attaching chemotherapy drug Epirubicin to nanodiamonds effectively eliminates chemo-resistant cancer stem cells.

Patients dismissing 'trivial' symptoms could delay cancer diagnosis
People who dismiss their symptoms as trivial or worry about wasting the doctor's time may decide against going to their GP with red-flag cancer warning symptoms, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of General Practice today.

Stress during pregnancy can affect fetal development
Stress hormones in the mother can affect fetal development, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology.

The 'fifth taste,' umami, could be beneficial for health
The umami taste could have an important and beneficial role in health, according to research published in the open access journal Flavour.
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