Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 06, 2020
Protected areas can 'double' imperilled species populations
A University of Queensland-led research team has revealed that many endangered mammal species are dependent on protected areas, and would likely vanish without them.

Endometriosis: No cure, but diagnosis could avert surgery
Jasmin Teurlings is one of 176 million women worldwide who have endometriosis, a chronic, painful gynaecological condition that affects nearly three times as many women as breast cancer.

Thyroid inflammation linked to anxiety disorders
Patients with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at greater risk of developing anxiety, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020.

COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage but it can improve with time
Two studies on COVID-19 to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress show that 1) coronavirus patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage but, for many, this tends to improve over time (findings from first, prospective follow-up of COVID-19 patients); 2) the sooner COVID-19 patients started a pulmonary rehabilitation programme after coming off ventilators, the better and faster their recovery.

Producing technicolor through brain-like electronic devices
POSTECH Professor Junsuk Rho's team develops variable structural-color filters.

USTC deciphers transcriptomic atlas of aging human and macaque retina
The work which provides valuable basic for the molecular regulation of aging progression and related diseases, was published in National Science Review on Aug.

Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke.
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