Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 25, 2015
Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk
Blackouts and near drowning events may signal an increased risk of sudden death, reveals research presented at the SA Heart Congress 2015 by Professor Paul Brink, professor of internal medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in Tygerberg, South Africa.

Virginia Tech researchers will use NSF award to probe circadian rhythms
A $750,000 National Science Foundation award will aid researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech to study circadian rhythms' effects on processes that affect numerous diseases and disorders, including cancer.

Ancient wild ox genome reveals complex cow ancestry
The ancestry of domesticated cattle proves more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published today in the open access journal Genome Biology.

A fluorescent dye that survives in live cell STED imaging
A new photostable fluorescent dye for super resolution microscopy could serve as a powerful tool to visualize biological events and structural details in living cells at real-time for prolonged recording periods.

Wood at work: Elegant strategies for architecture, city building, and forest conservation
WCS will host 'Wood at Work: Elegant Strategies for Architecture, City Building, and Forest Conservation,' an event focusing on the links between sustainably harvested wood and global efforts to conserve forests.

Research investigates impact of carbon footprint label
New research suggests that an initiative to show consumers which products are more environmentally friendly needs to be easy to understand to be effective.

The American Academy of Pediatrics tackles youth football injuries
With football remaining one of the most popular sports for children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is issuing new recommendations to improve the safety of all players while on the field.

New model for hepatitis B helps identify potential new therapeutic approach
A promising new avenue for treating hepatitis B has been reported by researchers at Hiroshima University who have developed a new animal model of the disease.

Dartmouth study illustrates how game design can reduce stereotypes and social biases
The potential negative impact of games receives a lot of media coverage, yet research conducted at Dartmouth just published by Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, illustrates how games can have a positive impact in our society.

Study finds medication errors, adverse drug events in 1 out of 2 surgeries studied
The first study to measure the incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events during the perioperative period -- immediately before, during and right after a surgical procedure -- has found that some sort of mistake or adverse event occurred in every second operation and in 5 percent of observed drug administrations.

The Lancet: Last 2 decades see rising life expectancy in every province of China but substantial health inequalities remain
Two new studies, published in The Lancet, reveal for the first time how health in different regions of China has changed in recent decades.

Protein complex links cellular metabolism to gene expression
Researchers in the Workman Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have identified a link between cellular metabolism and gene expression, one with potentially far-reaching implications for cancer risk prediction and treatment
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