Archive: 31/03/2009

Science setback for Texas schools

After three all-day meetings and a blizzard of amendments and counter-amendments, the Texas Board of Education cast its final vote Friday on state science standards. The results weren't pretty.

dateMar 31, 2009 in Other
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Blood test for brain injuries gains momentum

A blood test that can help predict the seriousness of a head injury and detect the status of the blood-brain barrier is a step closer to reality, according to two recently published studies involving University of Rochester ...

dateMar 31, 2009 in Medical research
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Learning curve: Tricks to resist temptation

Here's good news for dieters who face food challenges in the break room every day: A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that our resistance gets a boost after we've just been exposed to similar temptations.

dateMar 31, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Men are the weaker sex

Nurses in the maternity ward often say that a difficult labor is a sign of a baby boy. Now, a Tel Aviv University study provides scientific proof that a male baby comes with a bigger package of associated risks than his female ...

dateMar 31, 2009 in Medical research
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