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Nov. 23, 2015 — A mathematical model has been developed to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — The iconic yellow and blue stripes of zebrafish form dynamically as young fish develop and grow. A new mathematical model helps to show how pigment cells interact to form ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Redundancy is common in nature, for example many human genes exist in several copies. However, excessive redundancy can interfere with efficiency. Therefore, each whole ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — A new report builds on recent experimental work being carried out in gene drive using mathematical models to estimate how quickly such gene replacement can spread through a population, finding that ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Now researchers, in a ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Duke mathematicians are developing ways to help doctors predict how different cancers are likely to progress when measurements of tumor growth are hard to come by. In a new study, they describe a way ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — “Most digital learning tools used in schools are unsatisfactory and only test the knowledge the pupils already have”, says Björn Sjödén, who has reviewed a large number of computer programs ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — Computer programmers have developed a new 'cutting-plane' algorithm, a general-purpose algorithm for solving optimization problems. The algorithm improves on the running time of its most efficient ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — A newly-developed mathematical method can detect geometric structure in neural activity in the brain. The method is a first step toward developing a new mathematical toolkit to uncover the structure ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Plotting on a grid just how a chicken walks may one day give farmers more insight into how best to protect their flock from non-airborne pathogens that can also hurt ... read more

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Nov. 6, 2015 — A new pair of papers describes techniques for either magnifying or smoothing out small variations in digital images. The techniques could be used to produce more polished images for graphic-design ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Sierra Leone is expected to soon be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. But what was key to eliminating the disease? A mathematical model describes the reasons as complex, but ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Smart telephones and TVs are well-established technical gadgets in today's society. The same cannot be said about smart cars with dialogue systems that can understand you and communicate as if ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study confirms the authenticity of the famous backyard photo of Lee Harvey Oswald holding the same type of rifle used to assassinate President John F. ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — Taxi-cab numbers, among the most beloved integers in math, trace their origins to 1918 and what seemed like a casual insight by the Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Now mathematicians have ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — An expert statistics researcher is helping conservation efforts for endangered animals utilizing science and statistics with virtual ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Use of an iPad app that fosters parent-child interactions around math markedly increases children's math achievement across the school year, especially for children with parents who are ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Crime in Los Angeles dropped dramatically when the Los Angeles Police Department deployed officers based on crime predictions made by a mathematical model, a team of scholars and police department ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — How strongly children identify with math (their math 'self-concept') can be used to predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the nation's most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to a a new study. Findings from the study ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A researcher uses numbers to show how to build the best wing or fin. Specifically, he wanted to know how flexible the wings or fins should be, so that if an engineer designed a flying or swimming ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — In 1952, the legendary British mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing proposed a model, which assumes formation of complex patterns through chemical interaction of two diffusing reagents. ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Computer science researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student, a breakthrough in AI ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Researchers leverage randomness in a new computational approach to keep cells healthy. Using a newly-developed computational algorithm, they showed that this randomness within and among cells, called ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Even the most powerful computers in the world can only simulate one percent of the nerve cells due to memory constraints. For this reason, scientists have turned to downscaled models. However, this ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Mathematicians investigating one of science's great questions -- how to unite the physics of the very big with that of the very small -- have discovered that when the understanding of complex ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — Two-year-olds with poor motor function also exhibit poor mathematical skills, a new study shows. This knowledge will make it easier for teachers to identify children who may need extra ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring program, according to a new study. The study showed that tutoring fixed abnormal responses in the brain's fear ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Scientists have predicted how biological circuits generate rhythms and control their robustness, utilizing mathematical modeling based on differential equations and stochastic parameter ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to ... read more

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- Math and me: Children who identify with math get higher scores
- Are American schools making inequality worse?

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- Turing nanopatterns in insect eyes
- Artificial intelligence system solves sat geometry questions as well as average human test taker

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- Problematic relationship: Small brain models distort contact intensity between neurons
- Understanding of complex networks could help unify gravity and quantum mechanics

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- Training teachers for deaf children gets a robotic helping hand
- Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns
- Quantum computing and spintronics: Topological insulators become a little less 'elusive'
- The stupidly effective genius of nature: Researchers discover how nature enables cells to act intelligently

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- Researchers reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics in lab
- Airflow model to reduce time on the tarmac
- Non-Euclidean geometries for grid cells

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- Quantum particles at play: Game theory elucidates the collective behavior of bosons
- Mathematics reveals how fluid flow affects bacteria

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- Should a political party form a coalition? Voters and math decide
- New mathematical method enhances hydrology simulations

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- Computational model simulates bacterial behavior
- Integrative approaches key to understanding cancer, developing therapies

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- Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized
- Quantum compute this: Mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks

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- Students master math through movement using Kinect for Windows
- Device for guided surgery of deviations in long bones patented
- Medical radiation may be reduced to one-sixth with new mathematical discovery

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