Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 24, 2017
Studies support reduced risk potential of the Vype ePen e-cigarette
Tests on Vype ePen, a commercially available e-cigarette, reveal the relatively simple nature of Vype ePen vapor compared to cigarette smoke, that it has little or no impact on human cells in certain lab-based tests and that it effectively delivers nicotine to the user The results of one test are important, but the combined results of all these tests build a picture of a product with the potential to be substantially reduced-risk compared to cigarettes.

Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea mining
A completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator species in measuring future mining impact in a region targeted for deep-sea mining of polymetallic (metal-rich) nodules.

How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology
A Dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology.

Long-term survival rates double previous estimates for locally advanced lung cancer
Long-term results of a phase III clinical trial indicate that survival rates for patients receiving chemoradiation for unresectable, locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may be more than twice as high as previous estimates.

Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression
Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 7,603 employees from across 1,041 organizations in Denmark.

Fish have complex personalities, research shows
Tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual 'personalities', new research shows.

New mathematical model will explain the correlation between migration and living standards
The scientist from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Centre National de la Recherche Scientific and the University of Leicester has shown how the wealth of a country relates to its migration rates.

Radiation+immunotherapy can slow tumor growth for some patients with metastatic NSCLC
A new study involving patients with stage IV cancer finds that treatment with radiation therapy and immunotherapy can halt the growth of tumors by stimulating the body's immune system to attack the cancer.

Adding radiation to chemotherapy may dramatically improve survival for advanced NSCLC
Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may curb disease progression dramatically when compared to NSCLC patients who only receive chemotherapy, according to a new randomized phase II clinical trial reported today at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Study finds 75 percent of depressed cancer center patients were previously undiagnosed
A new study of patients at an urban cancer center points to a potentially serious problem that may limit the impact of clinical cancer care -- undiagnosed depression.

NASA infrared data targets Maria's strongest side
Infrared light provides valuable temperature data to forecasters and cloud top temperatures give clues about highest, coldest, strongest storms within a hurricane. 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