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October 25, 2013
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Small bits of genetic material fight cancer’s spread

A class of molecules called microRNAs may offer cancer patients two ways to combat their disease. Researchers at Princeton University have found that microRNAs — small bits of genetic material capable of repressing the expression of certain genes — may … Continue reading

September 28, 2013
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Science Benefits From Diverse Landing Area of NASA Mars Rover

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere. Examination of loose rocks, sand and dust has provided new understanding … Continue reading

September 19, 2013
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Birds choose sweet-smelling mates

For most animals, scent is the instant messenger of choice for quickly exchanging personal profiles. Scientists, however, have long dismissed birds as odor-eschewing Luddites that don’t take advantage of scent-based communications. In a first-of-its-kind study, however, a Michigan State University … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Driver’s ed for Robots

UD joins research team teaching robots to respond in disaster emergencies How do you teach a robot to get into vehicle and drive it? Three University of Delaware professors plan to figure it out by the end of next year. … Continue reading

October 25, 2012
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For Presidential Candidates, Image May Trump Debate Issues

The wide swings in debate performances by this year’s presidential candidates reflect the fact that in modern campaigns, a candidate’s image is the message, according to linguistic anthropologists who have studied presidential campaigns. Candidates send important messages to voters through … Continue reading

November 2, 2011
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Digital Media A Factor in Ferocity of Political Campaigns

*MU researcher finds negative language inspires further viciousness* A University of Missouri study of recent political blogs indicates politics are getting nastier due to digital media, which are segmenting people into polarized interest groups. The researcher recommends a balanced approach … Continue reading