Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 27, 2018
How hibernators could help humans treat illness, conserve energy and get to Mars
Researchers will gather today to discuss the potential for hibernation and the related process, torpor, to aid human health in spaceflight at the American Physiological Society's (APS) Comparative Physiology: Complexity and Integration conference in New Orleans.

Frailty may lower kidney failure patients' likelihood of receiving a transplant
Frailty is associated with decreased access at multiple stages in the pathway to kidney transplantation.

Climate change a threat to even the most tolerant oysters
Climate change-associated severe weather events may cause flooding that threatens the survival of the Olympia oyster, new research suggests.

Does the US discard too many transplantable kidneys?
An analysis reveals that many transplanted kidneys in France would have likely been discarded in the United States.
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