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2009-02-18 09:10:41

The day that robot playmates help children with autism learn the social skills that they naturally lack has come a step closer with the development of a system that allows a robot to monitor a child's emotional state.

2009-02-10 15:10:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville-based Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc.

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2008-12-13 16:20:00

A detailed analysis of the measurements of five different satellites has revealed the existence of the warm plasma cloak, a new region of the magnetosphere, which is the invisible shield of magnetic fields and electronically charged particles that surround and protect Earth from the onslaught of the solar wind.

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2008-12-13 16:10:43

Even though forgetting is such a common occurrence, scientists have not reached a consensus as to how it happens.

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2008-12-09 08:20:00

A half dose of flu vaccine may be just as valuable as the full dose for healthy adults under 50; researchers said the finding means supplies could be stretched in case of a shortage.

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2008-11-21 08:05:00

US researchers said on Friday that babies born four months before the peak cold and flu season have a 30 percent higher risk of developing asthma.

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2008-11-16 14:30:00

The use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is significantly associated with lower PSA levels, especially among men with prostate cancer, say researchers at Vanderbilt University.

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2008-10-16 13:15:04

Experts say nearly 60 percent of health care workers fail to get a flu shot despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all health care workers get vaccinated, from hospital volunteers to doctors.

2008-10-09 03:00:31

By Wasburn-Moses, Leah Despite the growing demand for professionals with doctoral degrees in special education, doctoral programs are not producing enough graduates to fulfill this need.

2008-09-24 09:00:37

Embanet ULC, the online education partner for Vanderbilt University, is pleased to announce that a distance learning student from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing online degree program has received one of the university's highest academic honors, the Founder's Medal.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.