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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:36:28 EDT
College rankings go under the microscope
While parents, students and admissions officials annually comb through college and university rankings, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial yet influential listings. That's about to change, according to an expert in educational measurement.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:36:26 EDT
A call to US educators: Learn from Canada
In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on international assessments, according to a Boston College expert on educational change.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:35:41 EDT
The Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes
Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to new research.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:28:33 EDT
Study reveals cause of poorer outcomes for African-American patients with breast cancer
Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within the cancer cells, according to a study.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:03 EDT
Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says
Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows. The findings show the longtime prevailing methods for helping children with ADHD may be misguided.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:01 EDT
Researchers make key malarial drug-resistence finding
A molecular mechanism responsible for making malaria parasites resistant to artemisinins, the leading class of antimalarial drugs, has been discovered by researchers. Artemisinins are powerful drugs that have the most rapid action of all current drugs against the parasite species that causes the most dangerous form of malaria. Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) are now standard treatment worldwide for P. falciparum malaria. Unfortunately, resistance to artemisinin has been detected in five countries across Southeast Asia.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:59:57 EDT
Understanding thermo-mechanical properties of a new class of materials
Scientists describe how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical properties.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:59:55 EDT
New research shows how to tackle obesity
One size does not fit all when it comes to tackling obesity, according to a new study. Researchers looking at how to tackle England's country's obesity issue and found that currently individuals are often treated the same regardless of how healthy they are, where they live or their behavioral characteristics.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:59:53 EDT
Devices or divisive: Mobile technology in the classroom
Little is known about what teachers think about how mobile technology in the classroom will affect the development of students' non-cognitive skills, such as empathy, self-control, problem solving, and teamwork.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:59:12 EDT
'Real-time' feedback, 'pay for performance' improve physician practice, hospital safety
Hospitals may reach higher safety and quality levels with programs that give physicians real-time feedback about evidence-based care and financial incentives for providing it, research shows.
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