Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 20, 2015
A*STAR scientists reveal how stem cells defend against viruses
Scientists from the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, have uncovered the mechanisms which embryonic stem cells employ to inhibit virus expression.

Teenagers who become pregnant at higher risk of further teen pregnancies
Nearly a quarter of teenagers in England and Wales who have had an abortion have been pregnant before, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Into the mix: Harnessing the energy when freshwater meets the sea
New research from Griffith University reveals the potential benefits of harnessing the energy created from salinity gradients, with impacts across climate change, fossil fuel reliance and the global desalination industry.

Finafloxacin for the treatment of urinary tract infections
Results from a double-blind phase 2 clinical study show that finafloxacin was a more effective and safe option than ciprofloxacin for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections and acute pyelonephritis.

Monitoring the microbiome in leukemia patients could reduce infections during chemotherapy
Researchers report that a patient's microbial diversity, even before they start cancer treatment, can be linked to risk of infection during induction chemotherapy.
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