Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 17, 2016
Ads for candy-flavored e-cigarettes could encourage vaping among school children
Advertisements featuring e-cigarettes with flavors such as chocolate and bubble gum are more likely to attract school children to buy and try e-cigarettes than those featuring non-flavored e-cigarettes, according to new research published in the journal BMJ Tobacco Control.

Increased childbirth at Indian health facilities led to no matching reduction in maternal death
To reduce maternal and neo-natal deaths, India launched a cash transfer program in 2005 that provides monetary incentives for women to give birth in health facilities instead of at home.

Revealing the intra-cellular mechanism underlying ALS
Japanese researchers have identified proteins associated with cancer suppression and prevention of hypoxia as key players in the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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