Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 27, 2016
Community health-care professionals lack knowledge on severe allergic reactions in children
School first aiders, community pharmacists and GP practice nurses overestimate the risk of fatal reaction for children with food allergy, suggests a new study, yet some are unable to treat allergic reactions safely.

Glycocluster design could lead to targeted drug delivery
A team led by researchers at the RIKEN Biofunctional Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory in Japan has developed a way to engineer glycan complexes -- clusters of sugar chains attached to proteins or lipids -- in a way that allows the molecules to be transported preferentially to specific organs of the body, depending on the sugar chains contained in the cluster.

New study shows marijuana users have low blood flow to the brain
Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers using single photon emission computed tomography, a sophisticated imaging study that evaluates blood flow and activity patterns, demonstrated abnormally low blood flow in virtually every area of the brain studies in nearly 1,000 marijuana users compared to healthy controls, including areas known to be affected by Alzheimer's pathology such as the hippocampus.

First new HIV vaccine efficacy study in 7 years has begun
The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch in seven years is testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults.

Researchers find biggest exposed fault on Earth
Geologists have for the first time seen and documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed.

'English votes for English laws' has not given England a voice in parliament, study finds
'English votes for English laws' (EVEL) has not enhanced England's voice in the UK Parliament, according a 12-month study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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