Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 01, 2017
Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes
New research uses innovative data modeling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and those of chimpanzees to carry HSV2 -- the genital herpes virus -- across the species barrier.

Win-win strategies for climate and food security
Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices -- but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change while avoiding steep hikes in food prices.

'Revolutionary' new gesture control tech turns any object into a TV remote
Imagine changing the channel of your TV simply by moving your cup of tea, adjusting the volume on a music player by rolling a toy car, or rotating a spatula to pause a cookery video on your tablet.

Global experts seek to end damaging dementia psychosis cycle
A new research report calls for a change in approach in the treatment of psychosis in dementia, to find alternatives to highly damaging antipsychotics.

Radical research raises hopes for eye disease treatment for premature babies
Ground-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.

Update on an endangered Philippine cycad species
Empirical studies of in situ populations invaluable for conservation efforts.
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