Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 12, 2015
Study finds donor funds fall short for key global health functions
Some $22 billion was spent on global health aid in 2013, yet only a fifth of this went toward such global imperatives as research on diseases that disproportionally affect the poor, outbreak preparedness and global health leadership.

Documentation of hospital patients' malnutrition helps maximize care and reimbursement
Nutrition support professionals who are well-versed in proper documentation of malnutrition diagnoses in hospital patients can help ensure that hospitals receive maximum funding for patient care according to a new review.

What happens when cosmic giants meet galactic dwarfs?
According to a new study of more than 20,000 merging galaxies, when two different sized galaxies smash together, the larger galaxy stops the smaller one making new stars.

AAAS, publisher of Science, acquires Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) service to help promote transparency and public trust in science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, publisher of the Science family of journals, today announced the acquisition of 'Peer Review Evaluation,' a web-based service that promotes public trust in science by making the review of original research more transparent and verifiable.

Worms hitch rides on slugs when traveling to far flung places
Slugs and other invertebrates provide essential public transport for small worms in the search for food, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC Ecology.

Group Health and UW get $13 million to study aging and the brain
The National Institute on Aging awarded the Group Health-University of Washington Adult Changes in Thought study a grant of nearly $13 million to continue its work for the next five years through April 2020.

Surgeries before college athletics may result in more injuries during college play
Athletes who've had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

The Lancet: Study reveals dramatic shortfall in donor funding for key global health issues
As the world's leaders gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Financing for Development Conference, a study published in The Lancet demonstrates that a new approach is needed for classifying funding that reflects the function the funding serves, rather than the specific disease or country.

Scientists find molecular switch that creates long-term immunity
Melbourne researchers have identified a protein responsible for preserving the antibody-producing cells that lead to long-term immunity after infection or vaccination.

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing -- especially for diabetics and the elderly
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found.

Tommy John surgeries increasing for youth athletes
Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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