Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 26, 2015
Diabetes-TB link found in Australia
A 20-year study by James Cook University scientists has found a strong link between diabetes and tuberculosis in tropical Australia.

New scoring system may help identify surgical patients at risk for pulmonary complications
Physicians at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Penn., have developed an analytical tool to identify surgical patients at risk for costly respiratory complications.

Sleep makes our memories more accessible, study shows
Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language.

Oregon architecture researchers to study indoor air quality in 72 homes
University of Oregon researchers and industry partners are exploring how indoor home microbial environments change -- and what that means to human health -- when whole-house weatherization projects are implemented.

NUS team discovers novel way of protecting male reproductive cells and hails new approach to address
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has demonstrated for the first time that hydrogen sulphide, when applied exogenously, could protect testicular germ cells, which are male reproductive cells, against heat-induced injury, which is one of the major causes of male infertility.

ACS NSQIP data is more accurate than administrative data for surgical patients outcomes
ACS NSQIP provides more accurate data than administrative data for driving surgical quality improvement in hospitals, according to two new studies presented by researchers at the 2015 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) National Conference in Chicago.

Surgical teams reduce urinary tract infection rate by focusing on catheter use in the OR
Surgical teams at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, are decreasing the rate of urinary tract infection in their institution by paying scrupulous attention to the use of catheters before and immediately after operations.

Texas Children's Hospital cuts waitlist times for pediatric heart transplant patients
Long waitlist times often lead to a higher risk of death for children awaiting heart transplantation.

Launch of Tan Cheng Lim-CCF Professorship in Pediatric Oncology
The Children's Cancer Foundation and SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre's Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme have partnered to establish the Tan Cheng Lim-CCF Professorship in Paediatric Oncology.
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