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Human Memory Explorer Gordon Bower Dies
The Stanford University researcher shared valuable insights into memory and learning during his 49-year career.
Human Memory Explorer Gordon Bower Dies
Human Memory Explorer Gordon Bower Dies

The Stanford University researcher shared valuable insights into memory and learning during his 49-year career.

The Stanford University researcher shared valuable insights into memory and learning during his 49-year career.

mathematical modeling

Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
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The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.
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Watch a hawk close in on a target.
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Renowned Cancer Theorist Dies
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Chromatin Conformation Computed
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 19, 2015
By manipulating DNA sequences that guide genome-folding, researchers confirm an existing model of chromatin structure inside the nucleus.
NCI: Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise by 50 Percent
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2015
A National Cancer Institute model forecasts a marked increase in estrogen receptor-positive tumors among older women by 2030.
Study: Ebola Predictions Overstated
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2015
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Opinion: Calculating Cancer
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May the Best Model Win
Aimee Swartz | Jun 4, 2013
Computational challenges are tapping the collective wisdom of the scientific community to solve medicine’s biggest problems.
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