Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 29, 2017
Berry gives boost to cervical cancer therapy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.

Novel MOF shell-derived surface modification of Li-rich layered oxide cathode
The poor cycling stability and low rate performance become the big bottleneck of high specific capacity Li-rich layered oxide materials.

Exploring environmental and technological effects on culture evolution at different spatial scales
The trajectory and dynamics of ancient social evolution in human history is a widely concerned issue.

Researchers inhibit ebola virus
The incurable Ebola virus has long been feared due to its high mortality rate and danger of infection.

A phospholipid pathway from plants to parasites
Recent findings by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis may aid in the development of therapies to treat parasitic infections, including malaria, and may help plant scientists one day produce hardier crops.

Unlocking the mystery of pollen tube guidance
Pollen tube guidance towards the ovule is an important step for fertilization in flowering plants.

New guidelines on clinical trial design for patients with brain metastases
New guidelines from an international, multidisciplinary group published in the journal Lancet Oncology describe how to most appropriately address cancer patients with CNS involvement within clinical trials of anti-cancer drugs.

Selenium protects a specific type of interneurons in the brain
Exactly 200 years after the discovery of the trace element selenium, researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen have shown for the first time why this chemical element is indispensable for mammalian life.

Streams can be sensors
Scientists at Michigan State University have shown that streams can be key health indicators of a region's landscape, but the way they're being monitored can be improved.

Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit?
Pilot study finds smokers who are willing to use e-cigarettes tend to smoke less and have increased quit attempts, according to a Hollings Cancer Center researcher.
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