Archive: 08/25/2008

Troubled children hurt peers' test scores, behavior

Troubled children hurt their classmates' math and reading scores and worsen their behavior, according to new research by economists at the University of California, Davis, and University of Pittsburgh.

Aug 25, 2008
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Wireless sensors learn from life

(PhysOrg.com) -- European and Indian researchers are applying principles learned from living organisms to design self-organising networks of wireless sensors suitable for a wide range of environmental monitoring purposes.

Aug 25, 2008
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XMM-Newton's massive discovery

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's orbiting X-ray observatory XMM-Newton has discovered the most massive cluster of galaxies seen in the distant Universe until now. The galaxy cluster is so big that there can only be ...

Aug 25, 2008
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Normalizing tumor vessels to improve cancer therapy

Chemotherapy drugs often never reach the tumors they're intended to treat, and radiation therapy is not always effective, because the blood vessels feeding the tumors are abnormal—"leaky and twisty" in the words of the ...

Aug 25, 2008
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Drug/radiation combo may help shrink established tumors

Researchers may be closer to understanding why anti-cancer drugs such as Ipilimumab, which boost the tumor-killing power of immune cells, haven't fared well in clinical trials. The new study, which describes a way to enhance ...

Aug 25, 2008
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