Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 02, 2017
How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? FSU research says 3-6 months
FSU researchers have set the timeline it took dinosaurs to incubate at three to six months, depending on the dinosaur.

Parental obesity linked to delays in child development, NIH study suggests
Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

The emergence of a new dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia
Biological Psychiatry presents a special issue, 'The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia,' dedicated to recent advances in understanding the role of dopamine signaling in schizophrenia.

Research on dinosaur embryos reveals that eggs took 3 to 6 months to hatch
New research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took a long time to hatch --between about three and six months.

Zinc: A surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury
For more than two decades, researchers have tried to regenerate the injured optic nerve using different growth factors and/or agents that overcome natural growth inhibition.

Think chicken -- think intelligent, caring and complex
Chickens are not as clueless or 'bird-brained' as people believe them to be.

New consensus on neuromodulation therapy by International Neuromodulation Society experts
The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface is publishing expert, evidence-based guidance on the safe and efficient use of neuromodulation implants in patient-centered therapy.

Alcohol abuse increases risk of heart conditions as much as other risk factors
Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Targeting legumain as a novel therapeutic strategy in cancers
This review will be the first to summarize the expression of legumain (LGMN) in common cancers, as well as its roles in tumourigenesis and metastasis.

A new direction in ophthalmic development: Nanoparticle drug delivery systems
Most ophthalmic diseases are usually treated with topically administered drug formulations (e.g. eye drops).

A closer look at the eye
URMC researchers have developed a new imaging technique that allowed the first glimpse of individual cells in the retina, a layer of tissue at the back of the eye.

New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not linked in humans
A new study from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology found that whereas brain size evolved at different rates for different species, especially during the evolution of Homo, the genus that includes humans, chewing teeth tended to evolve at more similar rates.

AMPK -- the enzyme that makes physical activity healthy
ampk Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance.

For the first time, researchers identify key proteins that may make Zika so deadly
Now, a new study has for the first time identified seven key proteins in the virus that may be the culprits behind this damage.

Asian scientist launches Asia's first supercomputing magazine
Singapore-based publisher Asian Scientist Publishing Pte Ltd has launched Supercomputing Asia, a new print title dedicated to tracking the latest developments in high performance computing across the region and making supercomputing accessible to the layman.

American College of Physicians updates recommendations for treatment of type 2 diabetes
Newer oral medications are now available since ACP's 2012 clinical practice guideline. 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