Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 10, 2019
Neurosurgery in Brazilian Amazon is possible
Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with little access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to a Rutgers study.

Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children
Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children.

Impaired liver function during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood obesity
Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to results presented at The Society for Endocrinology Annual Conference.

Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery
While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults.

Brain enlightens the origin of human hand's skill
Dr. Jinung An explores the human brain to discover the origin of 'human hand motor skill.'

Study looks for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of the 90s.

Flowering mechanism in Brassica rapa leafy vegetables illuminated
Post graduate students in Kobe University's Graduate School of Agricultural Science have revealed the role of genes in controlling flowering time in the Brassica rapa family.
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