Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 19, 2020
New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer
The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer.

Immunotherapy combination improves outcomes in advanced kidney cancer
An immunotherapy agent combined with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor drug significantly improved progression-free survival and reduced the risk of death compared to a single agent treatment in advanced kidney cancer patients, according to first results of a phase 3 clinical trial.

Soil bogging caused by climate change adds to the greenhouse effect, says a RUDN University soil sci
A soil scientist from RUDN University studied soil samples collected at the Tibetan Plateau and discovered that high soil moisture content (caused by the melting of permafrost and glaciers) leads to further temperature increase.

UC study sheds light on cancer treatment, COVID-19
University of Cincinnati researchers have found that certain treatments for cancer may increase the chance of death if they contract COVID-19.

Cannabinoids decrease the metabolism of glucose in the brain
What happens when THC acts on the glial cells named astrocytes ?
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