Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Various Macroalgae Found to Respond Well to UV-A Alone

    Phycologia – The authors of a recent study in the journal tested the influence of UV brightness on macroalgae photosynthesis. The researchers found that when photosynthetically active radiation was not present, UV-A elicited photosynthetic carbon fixation rates in every species they tested.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Robotic Reconstructive Surgery for Correction of Soft Palatal Clefts

    The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – A recent study described using robotics-assisted surgery on cleft palates, from successful testing on a cadaver to performing surgery on 10 live patients. A control group of 30 patients was treated with the same technique using conventional, non-robotic approaches.

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Graft Lets Surgeon Improve Gums’ Support for Existing Dental Implants

    Journal of Oral Implantology – An article in the current issue of the Journal explains how a newer type of xenograft can help improve the existing soft tissue support in dental implants. Porcine collagen xenograft, which had been tested with natural teeth in previous studies, was tested with dental implants and was found to provide adequate support.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Quantitative Surface Electromyography Creates a Breakthrough for Movement Disability in a Child with Autistic Features

    Biofeedback – There are millions of people who live with debilitating illnesses that cause them to lose their motor and/or communication skills. The authors of a recent study examined a treatment that may improve the lives of disabled individuals worldwide.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    Multiyear Study Evaluates Control Options for Swallowwort Vines

    Invasive Plant Science and Management - Scientists have just concluded a six-year study of potential controls for pale swallowwort and black swallowwort (Vincetoxicum spp.) – two perennial vines native to Europe that are invading habitats in northeastern North America. To date, broad-spectrum herbicides have proved to be the most effective tool for managing the swallowworts. Many land managers, though, are concerned about the expense of herbicide treatments and the potential impact on native plant species in the areas being treated.