Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 06, 2016
Record hot year may be the new normal by 2025
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science researchers have defined what 'new normal' means.

Understanding cancer worries could break down barriers to seeking help
Recognizing the reasons people worry about a potential cancer diagnosis could help ease concern and encourage people with possible cancer symptoms to see their doctor earlier.

Ill-treatment and working the night shift increases nurse turnover
Low-level unpleasantness in the workplace can have disastrous results -- but a new study shows what managers can do about it.

Tumor cells in blood samples could predict prostate cancer spread
Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease, according to new research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

Poor nutrition during pregnancy can cause early aging of baby's heart
New research has shown that the child of a slightly undernourished mother is more likely to suffer early aging of the heart.

Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type 2 diabetes
B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type 2 diabetes, according to research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology's annual Conference in Brighton.

People with low oxytocin levels suffer reduced empathy
People suffering medical conditions causing low levels of oxytocin perform worse on empathy tasks, according to new research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton.

Brain tumor characteristics could help predict survival in people over 70
Characteristics like seizures, location of the tumour, and pressure in the brain, give insight into length of survival and treatment options for brain tumour patients over the age of 70, according to new research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk
Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 percent and in women by almost 20 percent, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

Gut microbes linked to immunotherapy response in melanoma patients
Patients with malignant melanoma -- whose disease has spread -- are more likely to respond to immunotherapy treatment if they had greater diversity in their gut bacteria, according to new research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
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