Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 25, 2017
A classic Darwinian ecological hypothesis holds up -- with a twist
New University of Colorado Boulder-led research shows that a long-held hypothesis about the factors that govern species ranges largely holds true, but may be the result of a previously underappreciated ecological mechanism.

New hope for stopping an understudied heart disease in its tracks
Thanks, in part, to pigs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Arlington Agricultural Research Station, scientists now are catching up on understanding the roots of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD).

Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach
Current clinical guidelines recommend lower blood pressure targets for the general population, yet control remains elusive for most.

Researchers describe first-ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon
A team of U of T Scarborough researchers have described the first known hybrid bird species to be found in the Amazon rainforest.

Cleaner air, longer lives
New study from MIT researchers shows Clean Air Act is likely responsible for dramatic decline in atmospheric organic aerosol.

Researchers find potential path to repair MS-damaged nerves
Gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurological diseases.
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