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Drug research, development more efficient than expected

Despite ever increasing regulation in drug approval and the rising costs of research, drug research and development remains unexpectedly efficient, a new shows. To investigate the efficiency in the development of new drugs, the researchers analyzed a data set consisting of new drugs approved by the FDA. They looked at efficiency indicators that could potentially positively influence the approval of new drugs.

Anderson algorithm increases surgical success with advanced ovarian cancer

Saving energy: Increasing oil flow in the Keystone pipeline with electric fields

A strong electric field applied to a section of the Keystone pipeline can smooth oil flow and yield significant pump energy savings. Once aligned with an electric field, oil retained its low viscosity and turbulence for more than 11 hours before returning to its original viscosity. The process is repeatable and the researchers envision placing aligning stations spaced along a pipeline, significantly reducing the energy necessary to transport oil.

New tool provides maps of protein interactions for 2,800 diseases

A new tool allows researchers to explore how alterations in more than 2,000 proteins affect the diverse biological functions in which these molecules are involved. The tool may help gain a more global view of the causes of tumor development.

Submarine data used to investigate turbulence beneath Arctic ice

Using recently released Royal Navy submarine data, researchers have investigated the nature of turbulence in the ocean beneath the Arctic sea-ice. Recent decreases in Arctic sea ice may have a big impact on the circulation, chemistry and biology of the Arctic Ocean, due to ice-free waters becoming more turbulent. By revealing more about how these turbulent motions distribute energy within the ocean, the findings from this study provide information important for accurate predictions of the future of the Arctic Ocean.

Terrorist attacks have shifted from air to rail, study suggests

Data on terrorist attacks from 1982 to 2011 show a long-term trend away from air attacks and toward railroad and subway attacks, underscoring the need for increased intelligence gathering to intercept those redirected attempts.

Urine test could lead to better treatment of bladder cancer

A simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients, researchers believe. Being able to reliably identify those patients with the most aggressive cancers early via urine tests, and expediting aggressive therapeutic strategies, may significantly improve outcomes, they say.

Global health experts call into question sub-Saharan cancer data

Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa -- which determines how billions of pounds of international development money is spent -- are weak and could mean vital funds are being deflected from other priorities. These include diarrheal and waterborne diseases, malnutrition, sanitation and the need to strengthen health systems.

Strait of Georgia: Salish Sea seagull populations halved since 1980s

The number of seagulls in the Strait of Georgia is down by 50 per cent from the 1980s and researchers say the decline reflects changes in the availability of food.

Suicide rates rising for older US adults

Suicide rates for adults 40-64 years of age in the US have risen about 40 percent since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009, leading to disproportionate effects on house values, household finances, and retirement savings for that age group. Researchers found that external economic factors were present in 37.5 percent of all completed suicides in 2010, rising from 32.9 percent in 2005.

DNA evidence shows surprise cultural connections between Britain and Europe 8,000 years ago

DNA evidence shows surprise cultural connections between Britain and Europe 8,000 years ago. Researchers found evidence for a variety of wheat at a submerged archaeological site off the south coast of England, 2,000 years before the introduction of farming in the UK.

Living Montessori Now

Wow, what a wonderful resource for Montessori education, ideas and printouts! Check out Living Montessor Now for inspirational ideas. and resources

All About Earthquakes

Earthquake Facts by USGS Earthquakes for Kids by USGS USGS The Science of Earthquakes What Causes Earthquakes from Discovery Kids

The Helpful Garden is the Best!

If you are looking for Montessori printouts you have to go to The Helpful Garden. You can absolutely find anything you need for Montessori education. Love this site and its author for providing free and beautiful printouts.!

Water Cycle Songs

Sing the Water Cycle Song

Cloud in a Bottle Activity

Clouds are a constant part of weather. Here are some links to make a cloud in a bottle with your student or child:> WikiHow How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle Physics.org Cloud in a Bottle Planet Science Make...

Creative Momma

I am Momma Hear Me Roar is a feast of simply creative ideas for making ready wear and accesories. It is just too good not to check out!

Painting with Ice Cubes?

This is so fine! Check out painting with ice cubes at Share and Remember. You can use this as a fun science lesson too. Very tactile, visual and Montessori!

Gingerbread Train and Santa Cupcakes

My sister told me tocCheck out these fun recipes to do with your children. Santa Hat Cupcakes Gingerbread Train

Braided Rag Rug

You can make an easy braided rag rug for a doll house for the holidays. Craft Passion has great ideas for this and other recylced artistic ideas.

Using Applesauce for Science

Mike Kruckenberg has a wonderful blog entry about 3 year-olds using the scientific method to make applesauce. What a yummy way to learn!

Black Hole Reading Cards

Back holes defy your imagination. Learn more about them at montessorimom.com Check out the free reading cards too! Related articles Teach Kids about the Solar System

Dot to Dot Constellations Printout

Check out the free printouts for contellations at montessorimom.com! Your children will find this a fun exercise if they like dot to dot activities.

Stars and Nebulae

Printout out these star and nebulae reading astronomy cards at montessorimom.com. My favorite star is our sun! Related articles Teach Kids about the Solar System

Pluto and the New Team

Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet. Check out these printouts at Montessorimom.com. Make 3 part cards for reading exercises.

The Moon

Check out the phases of the moon printout at montessorimom.com. Science and reading can be fun!

Inner and Outer Planets

Planets are categorized into different groups. The closest planets to the sun, or inner planets, are called rocky planets. The planets furthest from the sun, or outer planets, are gaseous planets. Printout out free reading science cards at montessorimom.com. What...

9, Sorry, 8 Planets of our Universe

You can print out these planets for free at Montessorimom.com. They are wonderful science reading cards to study the planets.

Learn about the Sun

The sun is the center of our solar system. Check out the parts of the sun free printout at montessorimom.com.

Teach Kids about the Solar System

Our Solar System is an easy to understand overview about the vast area where we live. Enjoy learning with your children about the solar system with free illustrated vocabualary cards. It includes printouts and reading cards about the sun, planets,...

Ang's Montessori Cutting Box Activities

A Montessori Cutting Box This is just beautifu! What an exciting way to teach cutting skills to your preschool child. Check out angahome for an enticing approach for small motor skills lessons and ideas. Luv it

Montessori and Tips for Moms

Montessori and Tips for Moms is a helpful site with some cute downloads. It's encouraging blog for moms with preschool children. I'm going to try some of the recipes, they sound so good!

Our Daily Life and Work

Our Daily Life and Work is such an uplifting and worthwhile blog. If you are looking to incorporate Montessori into your child's religious life this is a great place for ideas with nice pictures. Check out the fun homeschooling ideas...

Super Fun Mama

Super Fun Mama has great links and ideas for moms and teachers. The photos are beautiful and inspiring!

Home Free

Home Free is a blog about handwork and living a beautiful life, which is all very Montessori. I like the finger knitting pictures and instructions and walking with her two year old grandchild. Check out all the beautiful handwork ideas...

Let's Explore

Let's Explore is a colorful and illustrated blog for early learning using art and the senses. What a fun, learning environment!

My Montessori Journey

My Montessori Journey has clever ideas for holidays and special days. The ideas are fresh and creative, and your preschool children will love doing these activities. The photos are inviting too!

Good Tree Montessori Homeschool

Good Tree Montessori Homeschool has beautiful pictures and lessons for Montessori at home. Check out the archives for lots of helpful ideas.

Sew Liberated

Sew Liberated has handmade Montessori manipulatives. The items are so inviting for children. Nice textures to feel and beautiful images to see.

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