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June 4, 2013
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Algorithms find genetic cancer networks

Researchers at Washington University in St., Louis, using powerful algorithms developed by computer scientists at Brown University, have assembled the most complete genetic profile yet of acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer. Findings are reported in the … Continue reading

January 20, 2013
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A Family’s Lost Story Found, and the Sephardic Studies Initiative

For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive; it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from the years of the Third Reich. Naar’s part of the story began about … Continue reading

December 16, 2011
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Close Family Ties Keep Microbial Cheaters in Check, Study Finds

*Experiments on “slime mold” explain why almost all multicellular organisms begin life as a single cell* Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special challenge for evolution. Most of the cells in its body … Continue reading

October 3, 2011
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Rich Country, Poor Country: Economists say Financial Sector Key Driver of Economic Growth

Economists have long suspected that one reason developing countries struggle to emerge from poverty is that they lack robust financial sectors, especially when compared to wealthier nations. Although it may seem obvious that a weak financial sector would stifle growth … Continue reading

May 16, 2011
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Solar Cells more Efficient than Photosynthesis – for Now

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a head-to-head battle of harvesting the sun’s energy, solar cells beat plants, according to a new paper in Science. But scientists think they can even up the playing field, says Michigan State University researcher David … Continue reading

June 7, 2010
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Revealing China’s ancient past

An archeologist at Washington University in St. Louis is helping to reveal for the first time a snapshot of rural life in China during the Han Dynasty.