Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 03, 2018
Disarm Therapeutics presents new data validating role of SARM1 in axonal degeneration
Data presented at Neuroscience 2018 demonstrates genetic deletion of SARM1 protects axons in the central and peripheral nervous systems with a corresponding reduction of blood neurofilament-light (NF-L), a clinically validated biomarker of axonal degeneration

Fluorescent marker can help guide surgeons to remove dangerous brain tumor cells more accurately
A chemical that highlights tumor cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference.

A carbon neutral solution for desalination? Maybe so by tapping into geothermal
Water shortages are hitting some areas of the world hard, and with increasing global temperatures, more regions may be experiencing drought conditions.

Evidence of outburst flooding indicates plentiful water on early Mars
The presence of water on Mars has been theorized for centuries.

Genetic risk factor for CTE detected
Researchers have identified a genetic variation that may influence chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) disease severity.
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