Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 30, 2020
Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for action
The inclusion of mental health as part of national public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic is mandatory in assisting all those in need.

Red, green and blue single-mode lasing in heterogeneously coupled system
Tunable microlasers that span the full visible spectrum, particularly red, green and blue (RGB)colors, are of crucial importance for various optical devices.

A soft-hearted approach to healing
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba and Keio University have clarified the roles of matrix stiffness and mechanotransduction as well as the signaling pathways in the transformation of cardiac fibroblasts into contractile cardiomyocytes and show that soft substrates comparable to native myocardium improve the efficiency of this cardiac reprogramming.

Aspirated consonants may promote the spread of COVID-19, RUDN University linguist says
According to a linguist from RUDN University, the number of COVID-19 cases in a country might be related to the existence of aspirated consonants in its main language of communication.

Scoring system for the diagnosis of COVID-19
This scoring system for Covid-19 is simple, could be calculated in a few minutes, and incorporates the main possible data/findings of any patient.

Scientists develop low-temperature resisting aqueous zinc-based batteries
A research group led by Prof. LI Xianfeng from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) developed a low-temperature resisting, cost-effective, safe and eco-friendly hybrid electrolyte for aqueous zinc-based batteries.

Study provides hope for young women after heart attack
Premenopausal women have good long-term outcomes after a heart attack, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.
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