Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 29, 2018
Unveiling the mechanism protecting replicated DNA from degradation
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) in Italy have succeeded in depleting AND-1, a key protein for DNA replication, by using a recently developed conditional protein degradation system.

Patients 65 years of age or older with hip or spine fracture should be treated for osteoporosis
A coalition of the world's top bone health experts, physicians, specialists, and patient advocacy groups today released their clinical recommendations to tackle the public health crisis in the treatment of osteoporosis and the debilitating and often deadly hip and spine fractures caused by the disease.

Scientists propose that vibrios have significant roles in marine organic carbon cycle
Vibrios are genetically and ecologically diverse heterotrophic bacteria that are ubiquitous in marine environments.

Binding energies of near proton-drip line Z = 22-28 isotopes determined
A new method is proposed to determine the binding energy(B) of near proton-drip line isotopes from isotopic cross section distribution.

Regulating upconversion core@shell structures for double-model fluorescence security encoding
Wei Wu and co-workers, who were devoted to the preparation of double-model NIR irradiation NaYF4 upconversion inks and their applications in information encoding and security application, from Wuhan University, demonstrated a modified high-temperature coprecipitation to synthesize core-triple-shell Ln3+ ions-doped NaYF4 upconversion nanocrystals for screen-printing designable, complex and multicolor patterns.

China has seen remarkable progress in diabetes research over the past two decades
The prevalence of diabetes has increased dramatically over the past three decades, and currently, China owns the largest number of diabetics worldwide.
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