Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 29, 2015
Fecal transplants successful for treating C. difficile infection
Distasteful though it sounds, the transplantation of fecal matter is more successful for treating Clostridium difficile infections than previously thought.

Race, ethnicity, gender, family income to be studied as metrics for STEM success
Sarah Ovink, an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Tech, will study inequalities in college achievement and subsequent career success among women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields with a 2015 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Development CAREER Award.

Prevention of costly hip fractures should be a priority in UK
A new study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases reveals the high cost of first and subsequent hip fractures to the healthcare system in the UK.

New book provides inside view of efforts to build 'super battery' at Argonne National Lab
With 20 countries racing to design and build a better rechargeable 'super battery,' a veteran reporter gained special access to write about US researchers leading the 'battery war' charge.

Gap between parental perceptions of child's weight and official classifications
New study reveals gap between parental perceptions of their child's weight and official classifications of obesity.

Antibiotic resistance risk for coastal water users
Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research published this week.

Roger A. Fielding named winner of IOF Olof Johnell Science Award
Roger A. Fielding, Director and Senior Scientist of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, wins International Osteoporosis Foundation's 2015 Olof Johnell Science Award.

UTA researcher earns NSF grant to study biodiversity in Africa
UT Arlington assistant biology professor Matthew Fujita has earned a National Science Foundation grant to study the rich species diversity in West and Central Africa.

'Google Maps' for the body: A biomedical revolution
A world-first UNSW collaboration that uses previously top-secret technology to zoom through the human body down to the level of a single cell could be a game-changer for medicine, an international research conference in the United States has been told.

Rats, reasoning, and rehabilitation: Neuroscientists are uncovering how we reason
Even rats can imagine: A new study finds that rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn't.

What happened to lunch? New study shows skipping lunch common in children
According to new analysis of data from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that evaluated eating patterns of 3,647 children ages 4-13 years, skipping lunch is a common practice among children and adolescents, with 13 percent of younger children and 17 percent of 9-13 year olds skipping lunch on a given day.
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