Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 03, 2016
Artificial intelligence could improve diagnostic power of lung function tests
Artificial intelligence could improve the interpretation of lung function tests for the diagnosis of long-term lung diseases, according to the findings of a new study.

Experts warn booming seaweed industry
UN University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science, today publish policy advice to the multi-billion dollar seaweed farming industry, warning that the rapidly growing industry could easily and needlessly drop into pitfalls previously experienced in both agriculture and fish farming.

Asthma gene's effect on respiratory symptoms in infancy depends on breastfeeding status
Infants who have a genetic profile linked with asthma risk could be protected against respiratory symptoms if they are breastfeed, according to a new study.

IUCN-led panel finds critically endangered whales in Russia recovering
The critically endangered western gray whale population that feeds in Russia's Far East waters is slowly showing signs of recovery, but their numbers and range are still at risk from industry activity in the region, according to a new report released today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.
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