Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 14, 2016
What values are important to scientists?
While many people are marking today scrutinizing the virtues of their Valentines, Michigan State University revealed a first-of-its-kind study on the virtues and values of scientists.

Educator challenges AAAS to join the search for Next Einstein
Applied mathematics is at a promising juncture in the developing world.

Guam research fills voids
Researchers on Guam investigate an under-studied tree species.

Market integration could help offset climate-related food insecurity
Global market integration is key to buffering future commodity prices and food security from the negative effects of climate change on agriculture, says a Purdue University agricultural economist.

TUM at AAAS in Washington: Materials with self-healing powers
Bridges, tunnels and roads: Concrete is the main component of our infrastructure.

Speech disorder called apraxia can progress to neurodegenerative disease
It may start with a simple word you can't pronounce.

Science presentations at AAAS from Princeton University
Here are summaries of research to be presented by Princeton University researchers at AAAS 2016 in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Feb.

Drones for research: DePaul University archaeologist to explain UAV use at Fifa
The use of drones to document and monitor the Fifa landscape in Jordan for the past three years reveals that looting continues at the site, though at a measurably reduced pace, according to Morag M.

Making cancer-fighting cells in the lab
Scientists reprogram human invariant natural killer T cells to induced pluripotent stem cells, which were then differentiated back to iNKT cells that showed stronger activity than the original iNKT cells.

Dr. Stan Riddell, an innovator in cancer immunotherapy at Fred Hutch, to present at AAAS annual meeting
Dr. Stanley Riddell, an immunotherapy researcher and oncologist at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present an update on new adoptive T-cell strategies for cancer at the AAAS annual meeting Feb.

Hypertensive women with physically demanding jobs at 3 times risk of heart disease
Hypertensive women with highly active jobs have a nearly three times higher risk of ischaemic heart disease than women with normal blood pressure and moderately active jobs, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Does living near an oil or natural gas well affect your drinking water?
Does living near an oil or natural gas well affect the quality of your drinking water?

Progress in fighting cancer and infections with T cell therapy
The quest to bring immunotherapy into widespread clinical use against cancer and infectious diseases has made great strides in recent years.

Detective scientists discover ancient clues in mummy portraits
Northwestern University researchers have taken CSI to a new level: employing science to investigate details of the materials and methods used by Roman-Egyptian artists to paint mummy portraits more than 2,000 years ago.

New hardware to expand fast fiber-to-the-home
The cost of deploying fast fiber connections straight to homes could be dramatically reduced by new hardware designed and tested by UCL researchers.

AAAS 2016 -- Food security: Building resilience into the world's food system
The world's food system faces increased exposure to risk from natural disasters to economic and political crises, from climate change to resource degradation.

Exeter's world-leading climate change research showcased in prestigious science event
Professor Tim Lenton, Chair in Climate Change and Earth System Science, and Dr.

Tip sheet: Johns Hopkins researchers present findings at science conference in D.C.
Johns Hopkins researchers will present at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

New appreciation for human microbiome leads to greater understanding of human health
University of Oklahoma anthropologists are studying the ancient and modern human microbiome and the role it plays in human health and disease. 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