Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 05, 2017
Vitamin D may be simple treatment to enhance burn healing
Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate.

Booze and pot use in teens lessens life success
Young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to achieve adult life goals, according to new research by UConn Health scientists presented November 5 at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo.

Mutual understanding in love is attainable with non-native English
As the number of intercultural marriages rises, more and more couples use English as the relationship's lingua franca.

PĂ©rigord black truffle cultivated in the UK for the first time
The Mediterranean black truffle, one of the world's most expensive ingredients, has been successfully cultivated in the UK, as climate change threatens its native habitat.

Drinking glasses can contain potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium
Enamelled drinking glasses and popular merchandise can contain more than 1000 times the limit level of lead and up to 100 times the limit level of cadmium, a study by the University of Plymouth has shown.

Women with PCOS should be screened for mental health disorders
Women with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate.

Microcolumns: Elementary neural processing units that tile the mouse brain
A hexagonal lattice organizes major cell types in the cerebral cortex, researchers in Japan have discovered.

Saving seagrasses from dredging as new research finds solutions
Timing of dredging and finding an 'ecological window' is the key to helping preserve one of the world's most productive and important ecosystems -- seagrass meadows, a new study led by QUT researchers has found.

Web-based social media intervention can positively influence parental vaccine behaviors
Pregnant women who received vaccine information through an interactive website monitored by a clinical expert were more likely to vaccinate their children than those who did not use the web resource, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Inorganic-organic halide perovskites for new photovoltaic technology
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have received worldwide attention due to excellent power-to-electricity conversion efficiency (PCE).

Coloring the heartbeat
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death around the world.
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