Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 03, 2015
Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape from cats
Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not escape from cats later in life.

Making sense of screening
Misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and possible harms are still being perpetuated by media stories and high profile cases, such as Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and emotive tabloid case studies of women under 25 dying from cervical cancer.

Nanomedicine in the fight against thrombotic diseases
Future Science Group today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA, covering the use of nanocarriers and microbubbles in drug delivery for thrombotic disease.

REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes
Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains reports a new study from Washington State University Spokane.

Fingolimod in RRMS: Indication of added benefit in certain patients
Based on new analyses conducted by the drug manufacturer, an advantage can be determined in two instead of only one patient group.

BioMed Central journals see growth in impact
A total of 175 journals in BioMed Central's publishing portfolio now have impact iactors in the recently published Journal Citation Report 2015, of which 104 journals rank in the top half of their categories.

'Invisible' protein structure explains the power of enzymes
A research group at UmeƄ University in Sweden has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study.

Significant reduction in serious crimes after juvenile offenders given emotional awareness training
Scientists believe that a simple two-hour emotional awareness course aimed at making young offenders less aggressive could hold the key to significantly reducing the seriousness of their future crimes.

Nobel Laureates appeal for climate protection
Over 30 Nobel laureates have signed a declaration today to appeal for climate protection and warn against the causes of climate change.

Novel DNA repair mechanism brings new horizons
The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature.

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second
Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second?

Old World monkey had tiny, complex brain
The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time.

Stormwater practices at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center show statewide, broader promise
The results of stormwater practice demonstrations at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas demonstrate the potential benefits for using such practices in urban areas statewide and beyond.

Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety
To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops.

Newton Fund grant to aid researchers in tackling infectious disease in Malaysia
A group of collaborators led by the University of Southampton have been awarded a British Council Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant to support ground-breaking research towards reducing the burden of infectious disease in Malaysia.

New test could predict arthritis drug failure in patients
A study of 311 patients by the University of Manchester has found that it may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given to treat them.

Good quantum states and bad quantum states
It is impossible to obtain all information about a large quantum system consisting of hundreds or thousands of particles.

Studies confirm regorafenib benefit in pre-treated metastatic colorectal cancer
The phase IIIb CONSIGN study has confirmed the benefit of regorafenib in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), researchers announced at the ESMO 17th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2015 in Barcelona.
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