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New NSF-AAAS report highlights 'learning communities,' other STEM educational strategies

... community like that, you don't want to leave your friends and your teachers. You have a reason to stay in school." Common physical space, intensive personal coaching, small student groups, and a strong college identity help to provide Itasca's engineering students with the tools they need to succeed, he sai...

Columbia dedicates new 300,000 sq. ft. Irving Cancer Research Center

...nd cures." "Herbert and Florence Irving are great friends of Columbia University and a lasting part of our medical center's legacy," said Dean Fischbach. "Their ongoing support, especially of our cancer researchers, has been a tremendous help throughout the years as we continually strive for new developmen...

Identification of specific genes predicts which patients will respond to Hepatitis C treatment

.... It was devastating, but having the support of my friends and hospital staff really helped me through the treatment. And I wanted to participate in this study so that the research could help others in the future." The study followed 31 patients with chronic Hepatitis C who were treated at Toronto Western Ho...

Cure no quick fix for cancer survivors on long road to recovery

...ems, the quality of the support they received from friends and family, and whether they had pain, sleep or se...It's important for all of us as family members and friends to be aware of that and to be supportive of individuals who have undergone very traumatic experience...

Plants respond similarly to signals from friends, enemies

...onded similarly to signals from both rhizobia, the friends that fix nitrogen for the plant, and root-knot nematodes, the parasitic foes that want to harm the plant. Signals from both outsiders induce rapid changes in distribution of the plant's cytoskeleton, which is part of a pathway that leads to a series ...

Map of human genetic variation across populations may promise improved disease treatments

... toward improved disease treatments. "Imagine that friends are giving you directions," Jasny suggested. "They might tell you that their house is part of a development that is three street lights south of the movie theater. Finding the street lights and the movie theater will be important for reaching your de...

Fritz Lipmann lecture will look at enzyme biosynthesis of peptide natural products

.... The Fritz Lipmann Lectureship was established by friends and colleagues of Fritz Lipmann. Previous awardees include Roddrick MacKinnon, Ulrich Hartl, James E. Rothman, Helmut Beinert, and Wayne A. Hendrickson. The recipient of the award receives a stipend and a plaque. In addition, they are reimbursed for ...

Bacterial spread all down to chance: Some strains 'just the lucky ones'

... they infect. For example, close family members or friends in the same class at school or nursery are more likely to share an infection due to increased contact. After accounting for these differences in the opportunities for person-to-person spread, the researchers were amazed to find that there was little ...

Gene with broad role also causes prevalent, inherited nerve disorder

...y of Sydney, and donations from family members and friends of CMT families to the Center for Human Genetics....

Smoking is in the genes

...largely depends on his or her environment. Smoking friends and family members increase the chance that someone will take up smoking. Jacqueline Vink discovered that the variation between smokers in the number of cigarettes smoked per day is genetically determined. The same is true for the degree of nicotine ...

Reassuring findings from first study on sperm donor identification

...those close to them extended family members, some friends and a few teachers; In addition to interest in their donor, they expressed interest in contacting other children with the same donor; Those from single mother households were most positive about their DI origins; The presence of two parents, w...

Bug's-eye-view of urinary tract reveals E.coli infection genes

...ol of Medicine. During July of 2003, while all her friends were out enjoying themselves, Snyder spent 10 days trying to get 40 laboratory mice to urinate into little plastic tubes. Snyder's goal was to extract enough genetic material from mouse urine to determine which of the 5,611 genes in a pathogenic str...

Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills

...ested in participating in the trial and family and friends interested in more information can contact 888-546-9779. Participants undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify the area of the brain where arm function is affected. Participants randomized to receive the investigational device then hav...

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(Date:11/6/2014)... is an asset for a predator. Except when that predator ... tiger beetle, relative to its size, is the fastest creature ... body lengths per second (at about five miles per hour). ... take the sprinting gold from the tiger beetle, a person ... The tiger beetle has a problem. At peak speeds, everything ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... Janeiro, Brazil -Individuals show great diversity in their ability ... and females greatly differ in their perceptual evaluation of ... smell tests. , Sex differences in olfactory ... and may be connected to one,s perception of smell, ... Thus, women,s olfactory superiority has been suggested to be ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 4, 2014) — Think about ... and ask: How do neighboring cells know that they ... cell and how do these tissues find the correct ... (UM) are answering these crucial questions. , In a ... tissues use to communicate with their surrounding neighbors, at ...
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