Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 12, 2020
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 must treat health and economy as equally important
Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people's health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Biosignatures may reveal a wealth of new data locked inside old fossils
Step aside, skeletons -- a new world of biochemical ''signatures'' found in all kinds of ancient fossils is revealing itself to paleontologists, providing a new avenue for insights into major evolutionary questions.

Cigarette sales declining by 20 million a month after advent of standardized packaging
The new study from the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath highlights how new taxation plus standardised packaging for cigarettes has led to a large decline in sales in England and Wales.

STRIDE study tests ways to prevent injuries from falls
Every year about one in three adults age 65 and older takes a fall, and 20 to 30% of those who fall suffer significant injuries such as head trauma or a broken hip.

Whole body scans for trauma patients saves time spent in emergency departments
A new study by a University of South Australia medical imaging student may have found the solution to easing hospital ramping and crowded emergency departments.

Yale, Baylor study reveals new cell types in lethal lung disease
A research team from Yale and Baylor College of Medicine has completed the largest single-cell analysis to date of lungs affected by Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), revealing how cells change in response to the disease and identifying previously unknown cell types.

World-first technology breathes new life into cystic fibrosis detection and treatment
World-first research, led by Monash University, has developed radical non-invasive X-ray technology aimed at helping diagnose, treat and manage people with cystic fibrosis.

Mini-LED, Micro-LED and OLED displays: Present status and future perspectives
''Mini-LED, Micro-LED or OLED displays: who wins?'' is a heated debatable question.

Context matters: Neighborhood factors associated with heavier drinking
People in wealthier neighborhoods drink alcohol twice as frequently as people in poorer areas, suggests a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.
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