Science Nation - Follow the Water

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Already parts of the world suffer from lack of water, and with increasing demand it's expected to get worse. To better understand and predict drought, 30 universities are collaborating in a multi-disciplinary effort called the Shale Hills Project. Among the studies, is field research following the life cycle of water along the Susquehanna River Basin, the main tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. With support from the National Science Foundation, civil engineer Chris Duffy and his team at Penn...

Science Nation - Robotic Arms

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Who do you call if you need a little help with some of life's more complicated tasks...like building a car, performing surgery, or even diffusing a bomb? The people at Barrett Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts are always glad to lend a hand, or an arm, or both, as long as they're robotic. Barrett Technologies is on the cutting edge of developing and implementing robotic technology. We'll head to Cambridge to rub elbows with some of the company's creations, and see how support from the...

Science Nation - Monkey Business

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Primates and humans share a sense of fair play Logan knows when he's been handed a raw deal. He and Liam, the monkey next to him, just did the exact same trick and Liam was rewarded with a grape. Logan got a cucumber. Any monkey knows grapes are more prized than that boring old cucumber slice Logan received. So he simply tosses that cucumber slice out of his cage. For more Science Nation, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

NEO research in Malaga - Bioinspired Computing, Telecoms, Vehicular Networks, Software

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This is just a sample of the work that our research group (NEO) is doing at the University of Málaga (Spain). http://neo.lcc.uma.es We apply parallelism (clusters, manycore, GPUs) and multiobjective techniques to solve complex problems (e.g. dynamic problems that change over time) in multiple disciplines. We do also basic research in algorithmics, continuous/discrete optimization, and Theory that can be actually applied in practice.

Science Nation - Just by a Whisker

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From rats to robots: The story of the humble whisker. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Mitra Hartmann, associate professor at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering, and her students are beginning to get a feel for how animals perceive the world around them. The team starts by looking at one of the most powerful sensory systems in nature: the rat whisker system.

Ovarian Cancer Research

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Anil Sood, M.D., discusses research connecting high platelet counts to the severity of ovarian cancer and the Sprint for Life, which raises funds for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

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Brain Cancer Basics and Hope through Research

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Amy Heimberger, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, history and the incidence of brain cancer. She is joined by Gail Goodwin, MD Anderson employee and brain cancer survivor, and Lanie Rose, founder of Run for the Rose (annual run raising funds for brain cancer research) for an engaging discussion about new advances in brain cancer research and how there is hope for more long-term brain cancer...

Ron Atlas: Publication of H5N1 Research (MWV57)

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In episode 57 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 18, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Ron Atlas Ph.D., Chair of ASM's Biodefense Committee and Professor of Biology, University of Louisville. Stan and Ron discuss the recent recommendation by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) to withhold some of the key data regarding transmissibility from recent research on the H5N1...

Cancer Research for Stage 1 Lung Cancer

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New cancer research for stage 1 lung cancer is being investigated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It’s led by Jack Roth, M.D., professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. This clinical trial called STARS (Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Verses Surgery) compares a new type of radiation treatment with a traditional surgery approach. Roth describes this promising new treatment and explains how lung cancer patients may get involved.

Dr. Cohen's Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer Patients

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Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., discusses a new clinical trial that will test the effects of lifestyle changes on cancer recurrence. Breast cancer patients in the study will receive coaching on nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and strengthening their social connections.