Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 29, 2017
Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?
Overall, 306 polyps were assessed real-time by using the AI-assisted system, providing a sensitivity of 94 percent, specificity of 79 percent, accuracy of 86 percent, and positive and negative predictive values of 79 percent and 93 percent respectively, in identifying neoplastic changes.

Mental health clinicians need to better engage men with depression
The approach to treating men with depression needs to change if their increased uptake of mental health services is to be successful, researchers from Australia and Canada have found.

Colorectal cancer screening should start at 45, new research shows
Scientists in France analyzed over 6,000 colonoscopies and found a 400 percent increase in the detection of neoplasia in patients aged between 45-49 in comparison to aged 40-44.

Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded.

New research on the Caribbean's largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art
New research reveals key discoveries including first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and paint recipes.

Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Nano-diamond had a significant increase in MRF. The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRF could be highly enhanced.

Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary history
For some, pumpkins conjure carved Halloween decorations, but for many people around the world, these gourds provide nutrition.

Potential cancer treatment breakthrough with nanoporous acupuncture needles
Korean researchers newly identified the possibility of cancer treatment, including colorectal cancer, using acupuncture needles that employ nanotechnology for the first time in the world.
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