Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 04, 2020
Microscope lens inspired by lighthouse
Custom-fabricated lenses make it easy to attach high-tech microscopes directly to cell incubators.

How the brain helps us navigate social differences
Researchers found that, among pairs of people who had very different socioeconomic backgrounds - calculated according to education level and family income - there was a higher level of activity in an area of the frontal lobe called the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

AI predicts patients at highest risk for severe pain, increased opioid use post-surgery
Artificial intelligence (AI) used in machine learning models can predict which patients are at highest risk for severe pain after surgery, and help determine who would most benefit from personalized pain management plans that use non-opioid alternatives, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.

80-year-old antibiotic redesigned for new medical uses
Chemists at the University of Tokyo have transformed one of the world's oldest antibiotics into new versions that - in preliminary lab tests - appear to be safer, stronger drugs to combat antibiotic resistance.

All-2D light-emitting field-effect transistors
All-2D light-emitting field-effect transistors.

A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East
Analysis of 14th-15th century latrines in Jerusalem and Riga, Latvia identifies some of the microbes resident in the guts of these pre-industrial populations, illuminating how gut contents have changed since medieval times.

Air stable intrinsically stretchable color-conversion layers for stretchable displays
The development of a stretchable display that can be bent, stretched, and attached to the skin as a free-standing film appeared in science fiction films is expected to be one step closer.

Novel laser-thermal mechanism realizes ultra-fast construction of PDMS devices
Novel laser-thermal mechanism realizes ultra-fast construction of PDMS devices.

Anglo-Saxon warlord found by detectorists could redraw map of post-Roman Britain
A discovery by a metal detectorist on club outing proved to be a significant burial with the remains of an imposing warlord, along with well-preserved weapons and items.
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