Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 12, 2018
Lifestyle migrants bring good intentions -- but major change -- to Costa Rica
A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who drastically transform coastal villages.

Mentor relationships can help female athletes deal with discrimination, bullying
When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers.

Flexible drug delivery microdevice to advance precision medicine
A KAIST research team has developed a flexible drug delivery device with controlled release for personalized medicine, blazing the path toward theragnosis.

Food prices for consumers in ethnic enclaves could explain difference in assimilation rates
Food prices in ethnic enclaves address questions on consumer behavior in the ethnically dense areas concentrated with businesses owned by immigrants of the same country.

Solar fuels working well under pressure
Computer analysis aids the formulation of methanol-based renewable fuels that can operate under compression ignition conditions.

Renewables could drastically cut tailpipe emissions
Ethanol and related gasoline replacement fuels produce fewer smog-causing chemicals.

Breast cancers enlist the help of normal cells to help them spread and survive
Australian researchers have uncovered a secret communication hotline between breast cancers and the normal cells surrounding them.

Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and overtreatment, say experts
Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over treatment.

NUS develop AI platform to identify personalized drug combinations for myeloma patients
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed an artificial intelligence technology platform that could potentially change the way drug combinations are being designed, hence enabling doctors to determine the most effective drug combination for a patient quickly.

Hybrid nanomaterials bristle with potential
Triple-layered nanoarray electrode promises to boost battery performance and enhance other electrochemical processes.
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