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  • The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost

    The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost
    Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace,...
  • T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies

    T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies
    T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school. Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...
  • Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Regarding political differences, just blame biology

    In an age of heightened political correctness, the suggestion that a person's political orientation might be related to physiology, genes or brain development would probably be considered gauche if not wholly offensive. One isn't born with a propensity...
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...
  • He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs

    He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs
    The excitement had been building all day. On election day 2008, every TV in the prison was tuned to the news. By the time the first presidential returns began to crawl across the screens at the medium-security federal prison in Yazoo City, Miss., the...
  • Wikipedia grows up on college campuses

    A trusted bromide in academia is that you become a better student when you become a teacher. Something like that is happening at Wikipedia. The Internet encyclopedia has grown explosively since its creation in 2001, but it quickly earned a reputation...
  • Notre Dame suspects four football players of academic cheating

    (Reuters) - The University of Notre Dame's storied football team will hold four key players out of games and practice because of suspected academic fraud that could force the school to vacate past wins, the university said on Friday. The South Bend,...
  • Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

    Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman
    Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman in the law firm's Chicago office as partner and head of its Patent Litigation practice. Prior to joining Katten, Addy was the Chicago managing partner at Steptoe & Johnson. She has a law degree...
  • PSM degree is the MBA of the science world

    It's been heralded in the media as the new MBA. The professional science master's degree (PSM) is an innovative hybrid. It's a technical science master's degree (think biotechnology, chemistry, computer science) with special communications and business...
  • Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression

    Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression
    Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work. At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...