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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say Direct Instruction, Rather Than "Discovery Learning" Is Best Way To Teach Process Skills In Science
...ly able to take the time to isolate aprocess skill like
CVS from the particular substantive topics they are trying toteach, such as plant growth, mechanics or electricity. So CVS skills, even in elementary schools that have good science programs, areusually not solidly mastered by most young students. ...
Wistar Scientist Invited To Speak On Regeneration At National Meeting Of American Association For The Advancement Of Science
...virus), and cytomegalovirus; discovery ofmolecules like
interleukin-12, which are helping the immune syste...enes that contributeto the development of diseases like
breast, lung and prostate cancer. Wistar isa National Cancer Institute Cancer Center....
When To Reproduce? It's All In The Timing
...mechanical response to pushing, bending, something like
that, butthis is chemical sensing," Brawley says. "What I expect is that external fertilization is going to be found to bevery successful in these organisms. The caveat is that we always have toremember that we're looking at a snapshot of evo...
Phase Out Planned For One Of Top Five U.S. Pesticides, Plant Doctors Respond
...st. Without the good work agricultural scientists, like
plantpathologists, are putting into finding and implementing alternativepest control tools, the loss of methyl bromide could have a fargreater impact on growers, shippers, retailers and consumers,than I believe it ultimately will." A recent article ...
Females' Siren Song Initiates Courtship Duets In African Frogs, Columbia Biologists Find
...pping," is a rapid series ofloud clicks that sound like
a Geiger counter exposed to a lode of uranium. It...because it does mimic thesound, which is something like
a Geiger counter." Professor Kelley had already shown that the Xenopus male's brain andmale ...
Jefferson Researchers First To Create Genetically Engineered Mouse To Study Photoaging
...bing UVB rays, but other formsof ultraviolet light like
UVA, that can also contribute to skin aging and sk...y sunscreen. New vehiclesfor studying photoaging, like
the transgenic mouse, can only lead us in thedirection of more protective sunscreens." In ph...
Genetics May Explain Much Age-Related Hearing Loss
..., Ph.D., a researcher in the study group, "because like
humans, theylose hearing at high frequencies first, while hearing loss in most other animalsbegins in the lower frequencies." In one study, the researchers measured auditory sensory-cell loss inmice that were young (2 months), middle-aged (7 ...
Molecular Mechanochemistry: An Emerging Discipline At The Nexus Of Biology And Physics
...ic lesions. "Eddies form atarterial branches--much like
when a river branches--and that's where arteriallesions develop, leading to heart attack and stroke," explains Davies. Hisresearch team has exposed endothelial cells in culture to fluid conditions muchlike vessel-branch vortices to better understand ...
DNA Used To Create Self Assembling Conducting Wire: Breakthrough Will Lead To Next Leap In Emerging Nanoelectronics
...ey assembled smallparticles of matter into a wire, like
masons cementing bricks into a wall. To doit, they harnessed the remarkable information-carrying properties of DNA,deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA, the stuff of genes, stores the information cells need to live andreproduce. But to nanoengineers, D...
Lactose-Intolerant People Should Drink More Milk, Expert Says
... having to drink the milk -- they said they didn't like
the milk and that they were intolerant. When we tested them they had only a very modest level of symptoms, though -- almost incidental. Two weeks later, after they had been consuming a dairy-based, high-calcium diet, we tested them again. Every one o...
Leftover Fetal Cells May Affect Development Of Scleroderma
...e themother's immune system interactions, somewhat like
a computer virus disruptingthe workings of a compu...hands, causing it to become shiny, tight and thick like
leather. In contrast, the systemic form, which can lead to premature death, attacks theskin as well...
Hormones Found In The Brain May Determine How Much You Eat And Affect Obesity And Diabetes
...t off. "The brain is doing a lot of things like
a black box indealing with all this information," Yanagisawa said. Part of thisbiochemical process involves maintaining equilibrium between foodconsumption and energy expenditure. This helps determine whethersomeone becomes obese and/or develops adul...
Drivers Should Pay More Of Environmental Costs, Report Says
...ay a lot more for things related to automobile use like
gasoline, tolls and parking before they will agree to change their behavior," says Professor Richard Soberman, co-author of the report Full Cost Pricing and Sustainable Urban Transportation. Using the Greater Toronto Area as a case study, Soberman a...
Study Shows: Just Say NO To Bone Loss
...asts in the bone remodeling process. This is much like
theerosion/deposition process of a river bank wher...s giveth; the osteoclasts taketh away.Osteoclasts, like
NO, are dual-natured. While they quite literally eat holesin bones, in their absence, bone marrow ...
Women Can Inherit Drinking Problem Too, Study Finds
...th alcoholism, such as childhood behavior problems like
lying andstealing or depression, were as strongly associated with risk of alcoholism inwomen as in men. "It used to be believed that depression predicted increased risk of alcoholproblems in women, whereas a history of childhood behavior problems pr...
Wistar Scientists Identify New Tumor Suppressor Gene For Breast And Lung Cancer
... The Wistar investigators have also learned that, like
BRCA1, the BAP1 gene is acancer gene. Mutations o...enes that contribute to the development ofdiseases like
breast, lung and prostate cancer. Wistar is a National CancerInstitute Cancer Center....
PEBBLEs Help U-M Scientists Open A Window On Cell Chemistry
...ish. "The PEBBLEs blast through the cell membrane like
bullets," Clark explains, "but because they are so small, they rarely do any damage. Mortality of cells shot with PEBBLEs is only 2 percent higher than in control cells." Martin A. Philbert , U-M assistant professor of toxicology in the Sch...
3-D Structure of Human Tumor-Suppressor Protein Produced
...tment of cancer, which is the ultimate goal ofwork like
this. Determining the structure of the prot...otein alone, saidTsai. Next, wed like
to know how p16 interacts with its targetmolecule in the cell. That target is a second protein...
Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot
...hot than in cold climates. Accordingly, countries like
Thailand, the Philippines, India and Malaysia are ...an says, "and there are better ways tocool down -- like
moving into the shade." The idea that people use spices todisguise the taste of spoiled food, he sa...
Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients
... aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like
ibuprofen cancause gastric bleeding. Warfarin is a blood-thinning drug taken by millions of people with a heartcondition called atrial fibrillation to prevent the development of blood clotsthat could cause strokes. It also is taken to prevent clot...
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