Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 16, 2019
New catalysts remove NOx pollutants at lower temperatures
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a low-temperature catalyst for removing NOx gas from industrial exhaust using ammonia.

Early diagnosis of pregnancy-associated heart disease linked to better outcomes
Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the postpartum period, according to a new study.

Rare genetic variants predispose to sudden cardiac death
By identifying rare DNA variants that substantially increase risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers have laid the foundation for efforts to identify individuals who could benefit from prevention strategies prior to experiencing symptoms.

Intermittent fasting increases longevity in cardiac catheterization patients
In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don't.

NTU and Dutch scientists show how perovskite solar cells can capture more electricity
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) in a collaboration with the University of Groningen (UG) in the Netherlands, have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.

Ischemia trial validates current practice standards
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) congratulates the investigators of the ISCHEMIA trial on their very important late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Sessions.
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