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Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to move brain tumors

One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve...

NSF grant for sperm swimming simulator

The World Health Organization estimates more than 70 million couples worldwide are unable to conceive each year, with close to a third of those...

Study shows year-end test scores significantly improved in schools using Web-based...

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Year-end test scores of Massachusetts middle school students whose teachers used a Web-based tutoring platform called ASSISTments as a central part of their mathematics instruction were significantly better than those of stu...

UC San Diego engineers play role in warehouse fire safety

Imagine this: Firefighters enter a several football field-sized, 60-foot high, pitch-black warehouse and they can't see inside -- they don't know if there is an inferno or a small fire with a lot of smoke. It's a very dangerous situation, making ...

A ‘stitch in time’ could help damaged hearts

WORCESTER, Mass. -- A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has demonstrated the feasibility of a novel technology that a surgeon could use to deliver stem cells to targeted areas of the body to repair diseased or damaged tissu...

New evidence on how cranberry juice fights bacteria that cause urinary...

Scientists reported new evidence on the effectiveness of that old folk remedy -- cranberry juice -- for urinary tract infections at the ACS' 240th National Meeting. "A number of controlled clinical trials -- these are carefully designed and co...

Cranberry juice shows promise blocking Staph infections

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Expanding their scope of study on the mechanisms of bacterial infection, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have reported the surprise finding from a small clinical study that cranberry juice cocktail block...

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