Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 21, 2018
Alcohol consumption in late teens can lead to liver problems in adulthood
Alcohol is the leading cause of liver cirrhosis and liver-related deaths.

Human smugglers operate as 'independent traders,' study finds
First study to model the organizations behind trade in illegal border crossings shows no 'Mafia-like' monopoly of routes from Africa into Europe.

Changing GP opening hours might be unlikely to ease rising burden of A&E visits
A new study has found no correlation between satisfaction with GP opening hours and the number of visits to A&E in England.

Study of learning and memory problems in OCD helps young people unlock potential at school
Adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have widespread learning and memory problems, according to research published today.

The world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans
Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids even small insects.

Epilepsy linked to brain volume and thickness differences
Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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