Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 07, 2015
Current mobile contracts damaging the environment, research finds
Research published today in the journal the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment has called for an overhaul of the way mobile devices are manufactured and contracted, in order to stop the harmful effects on the environment caused by current business models.

Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
Leaking water pipes can allow potentially harmful contaminants into our drinking water, new research has shown.

Diabetes research earns 2015 Kaye Innovation Award for Hebrew University's Ofer Mandelboim
Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist Professor Ofer Mandelboim has won the 2015 Kaye Innovation Award for his research showing that NKp46 receptors on Natural Killer cells play a critical role in the development of type 1 diabetes.

Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D., receives SNMMI 2015 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D., the Norton Simon professor and chair of the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, has been named this year's recipient of the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for his contributions to nuclear medicine.

David W. Townsend receives SNMMI 2015 Aebersold Award for Nuclear Medicine Achievement
David W. Townsend, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the National University Hospital of Singapore and director of the A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre in Singapore, has been named this year's recipient of the prestigious Paul C.

People want access to their own genomic data, even when uninterpretable
The largest study to date of attitudes towards the use of genomic information shows that the majority of people want access to results from genome sequencing, even if these are not directly related to the condition for which the analysis has been undertaken, are not health-related, and are currently uninterpretable.

Fully renewable energy system is economically viable in Finland in 2050
A fully renewable energy system, including all energy consuming sectors, is not only a possible but a viable solution for Finland, according to a new research.

New study describes cancer's cheating ways
In a new study, Athena Aktipis, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, along with her international colleagues, explore the ways in which cancers bypass the protective mechanisms used by multicellular forms to ensure their survival and well-being.

Massachusetts General Hospital launches phase II trial of BCG vaccine to reverse type 1 diabetes
A phase II clinical trial testing the ability of the generic BCG vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.
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