Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 18, 2017
Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study
The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.

Using sunlight to the max
A floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification.

Airborne viruses live for 45 minutes
Australian scientists from Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland have developed a new technique to study how some common disease causing bacteria can spread up to 4m and remain alive in the air for up to 45 minutes.

New three-in-one blood test opens door to precision medicine for prostate cancer
Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations in the BRCA genes.

Tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment launched at European congress
The tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment is being launched at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017.

Forecasting strong precipitation -- the potential of potential deformation
A new parameter, called potential deformation (PD), is used in a simulated mesoscale convective system (MCS) to examine its performance in precipitation diagnosis.
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