Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 15, 2020
Parkinson's disease linked to gene targeted by blue-green algae toxin
Scientists have discovered a possible link between Parkinson's disease and a gene impacted by a neurotoxin found in blue-green algae.

New experimental, theoretical evidence identifies jacutingaite as dual-topology insulator
New collaborative work involving NCCR MARVEL researchers has given additional insight into the nature of jacutingaite (Pt2HgSe3), a species of platinum-group mineral first discovered in a Brazilian mine in 2008.

Fecal microbiota transplants successfully treat patients with C. diff
A new study from the University of Birmingham has shown that fecal microbiota rransplants (FMT) are highly successful in treating patients with Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection.

Type 1 diabetes is not one but two distinct conditions, defined by diagnosis age
Children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes under the age of seven have a different form (or 'endotype') of the condition compared with those diagnosed aged 13 or above, new research has shown.

Earth's mantle, not its core, may have generated planet's Early magnetic field
A trio of studies are the latest developments in a paradigm shift that could change how Earth history is understood.
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