Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 25, 2019
Chocolate muddles cannabis potency testing
Since the first states legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, several others have joined them, and cannabis-infused edibles, including gummy bears, cookies and chocolates, have flooded the market.

Researchers propose method to balance user experience and cloud cost
For an online gamer, lag is the worst. The gamer watches, telling the avatar to move to avoid another player's attack, but the avatar does nothing.

Physicists mash quantum and gravity and find time, but not as we know it
A University of Queensland-led international team of researchers say they have discovered ''a new kind of quantum time order''.

How diabetes can increase cancer risk
For years, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery: Why do people with diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer?

Removing cancer's protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments
Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumors, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system and immunotherapy treatments, according to a study part funded by Cancer Research UK and published in EBioMedicine today.

Australian researchers reveal new insights into retina's genetic code
Australian scientists have led the development of the world's most detailed gene map of the human retina, providing new insights which will help future research to prevent and treat blindness.

Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer medications in one minute
Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed annually, and 20 Americans die every day from it.

Spikes in handgun purchases after high-profile events linked to more firearm injuries
A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study, which will publish Aug.
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