Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 06, 2015
Study suggests that local anesthetic may affect the development of children's teeth
A study led by Dr. Bing Hu at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and involving other researchers from China and Switzerland, suggests for the first time that the use of local anesthetic may affect tooth cell growth and the development of children's teeth.

ECTMIH 2015: European congress on tropical medicine and international health ECTMIH
Ebola, malaria and similar diseases, weak health systems, the threat of drug resistance: the European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health in Basel from 6th to 10th September 2015 with more than 1,800 congress participants from 95 countries will discuss the most pressing global health problems.

Quit-smoking drug not linked to heart disease or depression
A highly effective drug that helps smokers to quit does not increase their risk of heart attack and depression as was previously thought, research suggests.

Volunteer black hole hunters as good as the experts
Trained volunteers are as good as professional astronomers at finding jets shooting from massive black holes and matching them to their host galaxies, research published today suggests.

Early warning gene signature for Alzheimer's
A 'gene signature' that could be used to predict the onset of diseases, such as Alzheimer's, years in advance has been developed in research published in the open-access journal Genome Biology. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to