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May 5, 2015

New Statistics Methods for Dose Finding Studies

Apr. 21, 2015 — Less than 0.02 per cent of potential active ingredients pass clinical tests and become commercially viable. However, it is possible that some candidates are rejected without good reason, suspects a ... read more

New Mathematical Method Enhances Hydrology Simulations

Apr. 15, 2015 — A team applied sophisticated mathematical solutions to fine tune water and energy exchange parameters, numerical stand-ins for complex processes, to more accurately simulate water and energy fluxes ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Through the laws of physics and application of a mathematical model of fluid mechanics, a new software calculates when an irregularity occurs on site of a gas, oil or water pipe. The software is ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — This is the 18th year that a mathematician has published his model's projections of how the standings should look at the end of the regular ... read more

Integrative Approaches Key to Understanding Cancer, Developing Therapies

Mar. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data. The use of integrative approaches enables ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an ... read more

Mathematicians Solve 60-Year Old-Problem

Mar. 23, 2015 — A 60-year old maths problem first put forward by Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi has finally been solved. In 1955, a team of physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians led by Fermi used a ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — The outcome of a duel between mathematical models supports the reigning theory of the genetics of altruism. Called inclusive fitness, it says altruism is competitive if it benefits relatives carrying ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Tumors acquiring resistance is one of the major barriers to successful cancer therapy. Scientistst use mathematical models to characterize how important aspects of tumor microenvironment can impair ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Brookhaven physicists have illustrated how advances in computing and applied mathematics can improve the predictive value of models used to design new ... read more

New Possibilities for Treatment of Breast Cancer Arise, With the Help of Mathematics

Mar. 16, 2015 — A means of reprogramming a flawed immune response into an efficient anti-tumoral one was brought to light by the results of a translational trial relating to breast cancer. Thanks to the innovative ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — If you like numbers, you will love March 14, 2015. When written as a numerical date, it's 3/14/15, corresponding to the first five digits of pi (3.1415) -- a once-in-a-century coincidence! Pi ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — Researchers observed that the coiling action of the butterfly proboscis, a tube-like 'mouth' that many butterflies and moths use to feed on fluids, resembled a spiral similar to that of the ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that's ... read more

Uncertainties Must Be Taken Into Account in Fisheries Stock Assessment

Feb. 25, 2015 — Fisheries stock assessment provides information on the status of fish stocks and the impact of fishing on stock development. Since no direct information on fish stock size or fishing mortality rates ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — A new theoretical approach clarifies interactions between motor proteins and yields the discovery that both weak and strong forces influence how they keep a cell's transport system robust. The ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — A new mathematical analysis tool has allowed a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the human head thanks to describing the skull as an extended network structured in ten modules. For the first ... read more

Formula for Predicting Innovation

Feb. 14, 2015 — Researchers are developing a mathematical technique to predict the emergence of scientific innovation, based on research citations and historical ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — The behavior of strongly correlated electron systems, such as high temperature superconductors, defies explanation in the language of ordinary quantum theory. A seemingly unrelated area of physics, ... read more

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