Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 11, 2020
Osteoarthritis biomarker could help 300 million people worldwide
University of South Australia researchers are a step closer to finding a new biomarker for osteoarthritis, a painful condition which affects more than 300 million people worldwide.

Cnew research on SARS-CoV-2 virus 'survivability'
COVID-19 causing virus lasts for 10 days longer than Influenza on some surfaces Lower temps, glass, stainless steel and paper banknotes give virus longer life

Clinical study aims to better understand COVID-19 immunity
People who have recovered from COVID-19, and their close contacts, could hold the key to understanding how immunity to the disease develops, how long it lasts and what happens when immunity is lost.

Asthma and food allergies during childhood associated with increased risk of IBS
Those with IBS at 16 were almost twice as likely to have had asthma at the age of 12 (11.2% vs 6.7%).

Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors
Two-dimensional semiconductors offer a possible solution to the limited potential for further shrinking of traditional silicon-based electronics: the long-predicted end of 'Moore's Law'.

COVID-related delays to CRC screening causing 11.9% rise in death rates, research reveals
New research has shown that delays in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening caused by COVID-19 has resulted in significantly increased death rates for the cancer.

Oncotarget: Cooperative tumorigenic effects of targeted deletions of tumor suppressors
Volume 11, Issue 28 of Oncotarget features ''Genetic analysis of the cooperative tumorigenic effects of targeted deletions of tumor suppressors Rb1, Trp53, Men1, and Pten in neuroendocrine tumors in mice'' by Xu et, al. which reported that the authors examined whether the TSGs Rb1, Trp53, Pten, and Men1 have cooperative effects in suppressing neuroendocrine tumors in mice.

Transgender people who experience discrimination likelier to have poor mental health
A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes.

VAV1 gene mutations trigger T-cell tumors in mice
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have shown how mutations in the VAV1 gene may trigger T-cell neoplasia in laboratory mice.

Weight loss surgery in obese diabetic patients significantly cuts pancreatic cancer risk
The study, presented today at UEG Week 2020 Virtual, analysed 1,435,350 patients with concurrent diabetes and obesity over a 20-year period.

In the eye of a stellar cyclone
While on COVID lockdown, a University of Sydney honours student has written a research paper on a star system dubbed one of the ''exotic peacocks of the stellar world''.
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