Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 28, 2018
Parasite mimics human proteins to provide 'ready meals' from the gut
Giardia parasites -- responsible for one of the world's most common gastric diseases -- mimic human cell functions to break apart cells in the gut and feed off them.

African heads of state endorse new measurement of progress on neglected tropical diseases
Today, at the 30th African Union Heads of State Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) added neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard on disease progress.

Menopause found to worsen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
A recent study published in Rheumatology suggests that women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer a greater decline in physical function following menopause.

Solar heat could make power + water for Namibia: Study
Seawater desalination can be integrated into a solar thermal energy plant using a variety of desalination technologies.

New clinical trial using water to treat polycystic kidney disease
A cheap, safe and effective treatment to polycystic kidney disease may soon be available, thanks to a new national clinical out of Westmead, Australia, which is trialing water to treat the disease.

Yale-NUS undergraduates part of team that finds two theoretical physics models to be equivalent
Two Yale-NUS College undergraduates are part of a research team that concluded that two different mathematical models, which describe the same physical phenomenon, are essentially equivalent.

KAIST team develops flexible vertical micro LED
A KAIST research team has developed flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs) using anisotropic conductive film (ACF)-based transfer and interconnection technology.

New, low cost alternative for ethylene production
Scientists at Waseda University discovered a new reaction mechanism of performing Oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) at a temperature as low as 150ÂșC.

'Sodium-scooter' delivers
A 'sodium-scooter', namely Na2Te, transports tellurium to molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and tungsten disulfide (WS2) monolayers.
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