Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 19, 2020
Latest findings from expanded research on Antarctic meteorology and climate
The new Special Issue of peer-reviewed journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences on 'Antarctic Meteorology and Climate: Past Present and Future' highlights recent advancements in Antarctic weather and climate research.

Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland
Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology.

Study suggests pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to their owners
New research due to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) has identified genetically identical multidrug-resistant bacteria in humans and their pets, suggesting human-animal transfer is possible in this context.

Scientists discover new features of molecular elevator
Biophysicists have visualized a nearly complete transport cycle of the mammalian glutamate transporter homologue from archaea.

CSIRO unlocks new way to understand evolving strains of SARS-CoV-2
Researchers from CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have unveiled a new approach to analysing the genetic codes -- or the blueprint -- of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

Study reveals raw-type dog foods as a major source of multidrug-resistant bacteria that could potentially colonize humans
New research due to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) reveals that raw-type dog foods contain high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including those resistant to last-line antibiotics.

Study identifies last-line antibiotic resistance in humans and pet dog
New research due to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) has identified the dangerous mcr-1 gene -which provides resistance to the last line antibiotic colistin -- - in two healthy humans and a pet dog.

Milky Way could be catapulting stars into its outer halo, UCI astronomers say
University of California, Irvine astronomers and others have shown that clusters of supernovas can cause the birth of scattered, eccentrically orbiting suns in outer stellar halos, upending commonly held notions of how star systems have formed and evolved over billions of years.
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