Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 14, 2018
Electronic modulation of carotid sinus nerve can be used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in rats
The team lead by Sílvia Vilares Conde, from CEDOC-NOVA Medical School, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Galvani Bioelectronics, demonstrated through findings in rats that is possible to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis, by modulating electrically the carotid sinus nerve, the sensitive nerve that connects the carotid body with the brain.

NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders
Bowel scope screening increased by more than a fifth (21.5 percent) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK.

Surfers three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria in guts
Scientists compared fecal samples from surfers and non-surfers to assess whether the surfers' guts contained E. coli bacteria that were able to grow in the presence of the antibiotic cefotaxime.

Mapping the social landscape
Scientists have, in recent decades, pinpointed neurons called 'place cells' in our brains that encode our own location in the environment, but how our brains represent the positions of others has been a mystery.

Researchers reveal high performance CNT catalyst relating to its electroconductivity
Biofuels were obtained from Jatropha Oil using carbon nanotube (CNT) catalyst, which showed efficient cracking activity.
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